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- DescriptionWith a new Foreword by Derek De Vries It is 1963 in an unnamed town in North Dakota, and Anthony Thrasher is languishing for a second year in eighth grade. Prematurely sophisticated, young Anthony spends too much time reading Joyce, Eliot, and Dylan Thomas but not enough time studying the War of 1812 or obtuse triangles.
- Author BiographyPeter De Vries (1910-93), the man responsible for contributing to the cultural vernacular such witticisms as Nostalgia ain't what it used to be and Deep down, he's shallow, was, according to Kingsley Amis, the funniest serious writer to be found on either side of the Atlantic. But De Vries's life and work was informed as much by sorrow as by wit, and that dynamic is nowhere better seen than in his classics Slouching Towards Kalamazoo and The Blood of the Lamb. First published in 1983 and 1961, respectively, these novels reemerge with their sharp satire and biting pain undiluted by time.
- Author(s)Peter de Vries
- PublisherThe University of Chicago Press
- Date of Publication05/07/2005
- GenreGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationChicago, IL
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Chicago Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight266 g
- Width134 mm
- Height202 mm
- Spine14 mm
- Edition StatementNew edition
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