Cannibal by John Hawkes
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By John Hawkes

The Cannibal

A Novel

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Cannibal by John Hawkes

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"No synopsis conveys the quality of this now famous novel about an hallucinated Germany in collapse after World War II. John Hawkes, in his search for a means to transcend outworn modes of fictional realism, has discovered a a highly original technique for objectifying the perennial degradation of mankind within a context of fantasy...Nowhere has the nightmare of human terror and the deracinated sensibility been more consciously analyzed than in The Cannibal. Yet one is aware throughout that such analysis proceeds only in terms of a resolutely committed humanism." - Hayden Carruth

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780811200639
ISBN-10: 0811200639
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 134mm x 15mm)
Pages: 202
Imprint: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 1-Feb-1962
Country of Publication: United States

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Death, Sleep and the Traveller by John Hawkes Death, Sleep and the Traveller, Paperback (December 1975)

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Author Biography - John Hawkes

John Hawkes (1925-1998) was a postmodern novelist born in Stamford, Connecticut, and educated at Harvard University. He was noted for his unconventional style and views on the creation of literature and was admired by Flannery O'Connor, Robert Penn Warren, Saul Bellow, Anthony Burgess, Jeffrey Eugenides, and Donald Barthelme.

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