Origin of the Brunists
By (author) Robert Coover
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Origin of the Brunists by Robert Coover
Book DescriptionOriginally published in 1969 and now back in print after over a decade, Robert Coover's first novel instantly established his mastery. A coal-mine explosion in a small mid-American town claims ninety-seven lives. The only survivor, a lapsed Catholic given to mysterious visions, is adopted as a doomsday prophet by a group of small-town mystics. "Exposed" by the town newspaper editor, the cult gains international notoriety and its ranks swell. As its members gather on the Mount of Redemption to await the apocalypse, Robert Coover lays bare the madness of religious frenzy and the sometimes greater madness of "normal" citizens. The Origin of the Brunists is vintage Coover -- comic, fearless, incisive, and brilliantly executed. "A novel of intensity and conviction ... a splendid talent ... heir to Dreiser or Lewis." -- The New York Times Book Review; "A breathtaking masterpiece on any level you approach it." -- Sol Yurick; "[The Origin of the Brunists] delivers the goods . . . [and] says what it has to say with rudeness, vigor, poetry and a headlong narrative momentum." -- The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780802137432
(207mm x 139mm x 33mm)
Imprint: Avalon Travel Publishing
Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing
Publish Date: 23-Oct-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert Coover
Origin of the Brunists, Paperback / softback (March 2015)
Winner of the William Faulkner Foundation Award and precursor to 2010's The Brunist Day of Wrath.
Noir, Paperback (November 2011)
Turns the detective story upside down and inside out. Chinatown meets Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
Universal Baseball Association, Inc. J. Henry Waugh, Prop., Paperback / softback (November 2011)
Originally published: New York: Random House, 1968.
Pricksongs & Descants, Paperback (April 2011)» View all books by Robert Coover
Remakes old stories: of Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, and Beauty (who married her Beast and spends a lifetime suffering his doggy stink).
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