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DOCTOR RAT

Kotzwinkle, William

ISBN 10: 0394400801 / ISBN 13: 9780394400808
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, 1976
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Noted author's novel, a Best Fantasy Award book, is black humor at its best, a story of man's inhumanity to nature. Doctor Rat, mad survivor of the most refined scientific experiments, takes it upon himself to protect mankind from the worldwide mobilization of the ungrateful animal kingdom. Nice copy, tightly bound, without names or other markings, the book has a tanned area on the front free endpaper from a newspaper clipping of a review laid in. The DJ is price clipped but shows only a tiny bit of edgewear and no chipping. In a mylar cover, it is bright and clean. Bookseller Inventory # 002285

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Title: DOCTOR RAT

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

Publication Date: 1976

Binding: Cloth/boards HB

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition

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WINNER OF THE WORLD FANTASY AWARD "DOCTOR RAT is dazzlingly original, witty and insanely satiric. It is also occasionally quite beautiful. Kotzwinkle's tale is a dizzying montage...from scenes of gross black humor in the experimental lab to idyllic glimpses of the animal kingdom. Designed to shock us into ecological awareness, Kotzwinkle's lab experiments are hair-raising." --Los Angeles Times A bloodcurdling novel in the spirit of ANIMAL FARM and 1984, DOCTOR RAT is a trip through a laboratory worthy of a Nazi mad doctor, except this doctor is a wisecracking rodent who could have been played by Groucho Marx. The London Times called DOCTOR RAT, "a splendidly nutty animal Magnificat with echoes of William Blake." "Mr. Kotzwinkle is a first-rate fabulist." --The New York Times -- William Kotzwinkle books at E-Reads: DOCTOR RAT, FATA MORGANA, THE EXILE

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Marlowe is privileged to reintroduce William Kotzwinkle!

About the author...FROM RICHARD BAUSCH: "I think William Kotzwinkle is our Boccaccio--there isn't anyone funnier, smarter, or more inventive."

FROM KURT VONNEGUT: "Kotzwinkle is one of the few American writers in complete control of his material."

About Dr. Rat, FROM NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS: "A clout from the pen of a modern zen master of the literary world."

FROM THE NEW SCIENTIST: "A Comic Triumph...Doctor Rat is thoroughly anthropomorphic, very funny, and not lacking in the bite of truth essential to good satire."

FROM THE LONDOM TIMES: "Doctor Rat is Weird and Wonderful...A fantastic and ferocious Animal Factory Farm, an anthropomorphic, sentimental, and splendidly nutty Magnificat with echoes of Blake."

FROM THE GUARDIAN: "A very disturbing book...the Anti-Vivisection Society should consider distributing free copies."

FROM THE LISTENER: "A faint but authentic Blakeian echo in Mr. Kotzwinkle's rage, gives the book the voltage necessary to bypass insulating ideas and strike right into the emotions. If it is not a criticism of life, it is certainly a savage review of it."

FROM PLAYBOY: "Disney isn't going to pick it up for a feature length cartoon."

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