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Nonsense Novels - Stephen Leacock, Daniel Handler
Nonsense Novels
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A gift? Yes-a gift for you. You're welcome.—from the introduction by Daniel HandlerNonsense Novels sends up the silliest conventions of the ghost story, the detective story, the rags-to-riches story, the adventure story, the shipwreck story, and, of course, the story itself. Among other things.... show more
A gift? Yes-a gift for you. You're welcome.—from the introduction by Daniel HandlerNonsense Novels sends up the silliest conventions of the ghost story, the detective story, the rags-to-riches story, the adventure story, the shipwreck story, and, of course, the story itself. Among other things. Here the close cultivation of cliché yields a bumper crop of absurdity and the utterly ludicrous turns up at every new twist of the tale.This is a satirical masterpiece. Stephen Leacock was a genius.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781590171189 (1590171187)
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Pages no: 188
Edition language: English
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3.0 Nonsense Novels
Read 229 pp. 1911 edition via google books online (link below). A very fun, light pastiche of assorted popular genres and their characteristic cliches from 100-120 years ago. Detective, gothic, romantic, science fiction, the sea story and more all take a hit.why spend good money on those crappy repr...
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