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Inhaltsangabe: Winner of the William Faulkner Award for best first novel, this work explores the rise of a religious cult in a small coal-mining town. When the end of the world is announced, the town is shaken to its foundations, with neighbors at each other's throats and death and martyrdom in the offing.
Umschlagtext: Originally published in 1966, The Origin of the Brunists was a sensational debut that won the William Faulkner Foundation Award for Best First Novel and instantly established Robert Coover's fictional mastery. Set in a small mid-American town, it begins with a coal-mine explosion that claims ninety-seven lives. Giovanni Bruno--hawk-faced, silent, some say deranged--is the only survivor. A lapsed Catholic given to peculiar visions, Bruno is adopted as a prophet by a group of secretive small-town mystics. "Exposed" by the town newspaper editor, the Brunist cult gains international notoriety and its ranks swell. As its members gather on the Mount of Redemption--above the site of the mine disaster--to await the apocalypse, and the fabric of the community begins to unravel, Robert Coover lays bare the madness of religious frenzy and the sometime greater madness of "normal" citizens. The Origin of the Brunists is vintage Coover-fearless, incisive, and brilliantly executed.
"A novel of intensity and conviction...[Coover] may become heir to Dreiser or Lewis.... He has splendid talent."--The New York Times Book Review
"A breathtaking masterpiece on any level you approach it."--Sol Yurick, author of An Island Death
"[The Origin of the Brunists] delivers the goods; it explodes on the reader...says what it has to say with rudeness, vigor, poetry and a headlong narrative momentum."--The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
Robert Coover has won fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts, and has been the recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, the Rea Award for the short story, and the Lannan Literary Award for Fiction, among other honors. He has taught at Bard College, the University of Iowa, Princeton University and currently teaches electronic and experimental writing at Brown University.
Buchbeschreibung 1978. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VG. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. 1978, Viking Press, HB 534pp, VG/VG (remainder mark on bottom edge, edges of dj covers lightly worn, dj price intact, covers bright, interior clean and unmarked, binding tight). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 8028
Buchbeschreibung Viking Press, N.Y., 1978. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. First thus. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Signed on the title page by author. Book has black remainder mark on the bottom page edges near spine. BroDart protected jacket is without faults. Ships in bubble wrap in box. Signed by Author(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers PC 83-18
Buchbeschreibung The Viking Press, New York, 1978. Hardcover. Revised first edition. 534pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] 1/4 beige cloth over blue boards. Near fine/Near fine. First revised edition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 45579
Buchbeschreibung Viking, New York, 1978. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Reprint. the novel is set in a small coal mining town, a catastrophic explosion in the mines is left 97 dead, with a lone survivor a man called Bruno. He believes that he has been miraculously saved in order to announce the Coming of the End of the World. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. VI, 534 pages in cloth backed blue hardcover binding, with dustwrapper, illustrated, which has a quarter inch tear at the bottom left of the front panel, and I may have against her at the bottom right of the same. This was the author's 1st novel which originally appeared in 1966 and 1 the William Faulkner award for that year. It has been reprinted in this new edition. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0670528633. ISBN/EAN: 9780670528639. Inventory No: 0258148. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0258148
Buchbeschreibung Viking, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1978. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good +. 1st Viking Edition thus. (1978 re-issue). SIGNED and inscribed by author on a bookplate on front end page. Some separation at spine binding. $12.50 price present on DJ flap. Author's first book. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 003606
Buchbeschreibung Viking, 1978. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. 1st Edition. Signed by the Author on the title page. remainder stripe at bottom. previous owner's name on front endpaper. First edition thus. Signed by Author(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1728
Buchbeschreibung Viking Adult, 1978. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Reprint ed.. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0670528633
Buchbeschreibung Viking Adult, 1978. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110670528633
Buchbeschreibung Viking Adult, 1978. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0670528633
Buchbeschreibung Soft cover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Advance Reading Copy, Near Fine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 930