9781564784490

Conv W/Professor Y Pa

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  • ISBN13:

    9781564784490

  • ISBN10:

    1564784495

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2006-07-17
  • Publisher: JOHN MUIR

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Summary

So begins the imaginary interview that comprises this novel. Professor Y, the interviewing academic, asks questions that allow C#xE9;line, a character in his own book, the chance to rail against convention and defend his idiosyncratic methods. In the course of their outrageous interplay, C#xE9;line comes closer to defining and justifying his poetics than in any of his other novels. But this is more than just an interview. As the book moves forward, Professor Y reveals his real identity and the characters travel through the streets of Paris toward a bizarre climax that parodies the author, the critic, and, most of all, the establishment.

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