LETTERS : A NOVEL

Barth, John

Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1979
ISBN 10: 039912425X / ISBN 13: 9780399124259
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SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. First trade edition. From National Book Award winner, a revival of the epistolary form and dazzling comic epic, told from the perspective of seven letter writers. 772 pp. Light pipe tobacco aroma; moderate yellowing to edges of binding and text. A bit of soiling to top and bottom edge. A bit of light rubbing to edges. Light bump to front bottom corner. DJ archivally protected. A bit of light DJ edgewear. Moderate yellowing to DJ top edge; a bit of light yellowing to DJ bottom edge. Tape repair to three places on DJ, only barely visible from front side of DJ. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: The letters of seven people, including a British gentlewoman who finds herself pregnant by her young American lover and a bachelor lawyer who enjoys incest on his final cruise in preparation for suicide, take readers on a journey through history

From the Back Cover: A landmark of postmodern American fiction, Letters is (as the subtitle genially informs us) "an old time epistolary novel by seven fictitious drolls & dreamers each of which imagines himself factual". Seven characters (including the Author himself) exchange a novel's worth of letters during a 7-month period in 1969, a time of revolution that recalls the U.S.'s first revolution in the 18th century - the heyday of the epistolary novel. Recapitulating American history as well as the plots of his first six novels, Barth's seventh novel is a witty and profound exploration of the nature of revolution and renewal, rebellion and reenactment, at both the private and public levels. It is also an ingenious meditation on the genre of the novel itself, recycling an older form to explore new directions, new possibilities for the novel.

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Title: LETTERS : A NOVEL
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Publication Date: 1979
Binding: Hardcover
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