His Monkey Wife, or, Married to a Chimp by John Collier
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His Monkey Wife, or, Married to a Chimp
By John Collier

His Monkey Wife, or, Married to a Chimp

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His Monkey Wife, or, Married to a Chimp by John Collier

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"A work of genius" "The Boston Globe""From the first sentence of the novel the reader is aware that he is in the presence of a magician [Collier] casts a spell and he does so always with a smile." Paul Theroux"A wayward masterpiece Whatever this volume has cost you, it is, believe me, a great bargain." Anthony Burgess"It is impossible to convey the subtle wit which makes you laugh out loud, the beauty and penetrating satire which blend so perfectly into its brilliance." "Booklist""The whole is written with sly humor throughout and is illuminated by splendid similes and metaphors which mark the author as a true humorist." "New York Times"In the author's own words: "This is a strange book an emotional melodrama, complete with a Medusa villainess, an honest simpleton of a hero, and an angelic if only anthropoid heroine, all functioning in the two dimensional world of the old Lyceum poster or the primitive fresco where an angel may outsize a church, and where a man may marry a monkey on a foggy day." from John Collier's "A Looking Glass"When Alfred Fatigay returns to his native London, he brings along his trustworthy pet chimpanzee Emily who, unbeknownst to Fatigay, has become civilized: literate, literaryand in love with Fatigay himself. After Emily meets Alfred's fiancee Amy Flint, a 1920's "modern woman," she sets out to save her beloved from Amy's cold grip. "Emily is the perfect outside observer," writes Eva Brann in her introduction, "because she is an African in Europe, a female in a man's world, a servant to liberated sophisticates, and above all an old-fashioned creature in a modern world."John Collier(1901 1980) was born in Britain, but spent much of his life in the U.S., where he wrote screenplays for Hollywood ("The African Queen," "Sylvia Scarlet," and"I Am a Camera"among them) and short stories for the"New Yorker"and other magazines. He was also a poet, editor, and reviewer."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780966491333
ISBN-10: 0966491335
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Pages: 214
Imprint: John Reed Book Distribution (miscellaneous titles
Publisher: John Reed Book Distribution (miscellaneous titles supplied by this company)
Publish Date: 31-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - John Collier

John Collier (1901-1980) was born in Britain, but spent much of his life in the U.S., where he wrote screenplays for Hollywood (The African Queen, Sylvia Scarlet, and I Am a Camera among them) and short stories for The New Yorker and other magazines. He was also a poet, editor, and reviewer.

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