Three Wogs

Theroux, Alexander

Published by Gambit, 1972
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Boston. 1972. Gambit. 1st Printing. Very Good In Dustjacket with A Slightly Faded Spine. 150. 216 pages. February 1972. hardcover. 0876450559. keywords:. inventory # 17703. FROM THE PUBLISHER - ‘Wogs’ is a colloquial term of derogatory implications, employed by the natives of the British Isles to describe those inhabitants of their shores who are ‘not one of us.’ It is used to designate blacks of all hues - East Indians, Jamaicans, Africans - and can, under duress, be extended to include Orientals, Irishmen, Italians, and indeed all people of perceptibly foreign habits or appearance. Alexander Theroux’s THREE WOGS is composed as a triptych, displaying three separate episodes in the lives of three extravagantly archetypical Londoners, each of whom undergoes a fateful encounter with his own particular wog. The novel can perhaps be described as a fantasy (for it frequently assumes dreamlike dimensions), a farce (for it is often outlandishly funny), or a sharply honed social satire (for its theme lays bare the ignorance and blind prejudices that infect the organism of modern society). It would, however, probably be more just to consider the book as a highly original comic novel, which, like all true comic performances, contains beneath its brilliantly diverting surface intimations of tragedy. Through an extraordinary use of verbal and pictorial hyperbole, Mr. Theroux has managed to achieve a cooly perceptive and delicately balanced portrait of Human Folly as, it prances and parades through the pubs and drawing rooms, the chapels, theaters, and tube stations of contemporary London – and whose frenzied fingers extend a fraternal handclasp to all mankind. A National Book Award finalist, 1973. Very Good In Dustjacket with A Slightly Faded Spine. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Three Wogs
Publisher: Gambit
Publication Date: 1972
Binding: hardcover
Edition: 1st Edition.

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