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GILES GOAT-BOY

Barth John

Published by London Secker & Warburg 1967, 1967
Hardcover
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First English edition. 8vo, publisher's original red cloth, in the original dustjacket. A fine copy with just a very minor tear to the upper left corner of the jacket. FIRST EDITION OF WHAT HAS BECOME A CULT CLASSIC. Tricky, sexy and full of linguistical fireworks, this is Barth's metafictional comic novel in which the world is portrayed as a university campus in an elaborate allegory of the Cold War. Its title character is a human boy raised as a goat, who comes to believe he is the Grand Tutor, the predicted Messiah. The book was a surprise bestseller for the previously obscure Barth, and in the 1960s had a cult status. It marks Barth's leap into American postmodern Fabulism. Bookseller Inventory # 3170

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Title: GILES GOAT-BOY

Publisher: London Secker & Warburg 1967

Publication Date: 1967

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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