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Inhaltsangabe: This novel is one of the most ambitious and remarkable literary achievements of our time. It is a picaresque, psychological novel―a novel of the road, a journey or voyage of the human spirit in its search for reality in a world of illusion and nightmare. It is an epic of what might be called the Arabian Nights of American life. Marguerite Young’s method is poetic, imagistic, incantatory; in prose of extraordinary richness she tests the nature of her characters―and the nature of reality.
Miss MacIntosh, My Darling is written with oceanic music moving at many levels of consciousness and perception; but the toughly fibred realistic fabric is always there, in the happenings of the narrative, the humor, the precise details, the definitions of the characters. Miss MacIntosh herself, who hails from What Cheer, Iowa, and seems downright and normal, with an incorruptible sense of humor and the desire to put an end to phantoms; Catherine Cartwheel, the opium lady, a recluse who is shut away in a great New England seaside house and entertains imaginary guests; Mr. Spitzer, the lawyer, musical composer and mystical space traveler, a gentle man, wholly unsure of himself and of reality; his twin brother Peron, the gay and raffish gambler and virtuoso in the world of sports; Cousin Hannah, the horsewoman, balloonist, mountain-climber and militant Boston feminist, known as Al Hamad through all the seraglios of the East; Titus Bonebreaker of Chicago, wildman of God dreaming of a heavenly crown; the very efficient Christian hangman, Mr. Weed of the Wabash River Valley; a featherweight champion who meets his equal in a graveyard―these are a few who live with phantasmagorical vividness in the pages of Miss MacIntosh, My Darling.
The novel touches on many aspects of life―drug addiction, woman’s suffrage, murder, suicide, pregnancy both real and imaginary, schizophrenia, many strange loves, the psychology of gambling, perfectionism; but the profusion of this huge book serves always to intensify the force of the central question: “What shall we do when, fleeing from illusion, we are confronted by illusion?” What is real, what is dream? Is the calendar of the human heart the same as that kept by the earth? Is it possible that one may live a secondary life of which one does not know?
In every aspect, Miss MacIntosh, My Darling stands by itself―in the lyric beauty of its prose, its imaginative vitality and cumulative emotional power. It is the work of a writer of genius.
About the Author: Young taught creative writing at Indiana, Iowa, Columbia, Fairleigh Dickinson, and Fordham universities as well as the New School for Social Research.
Titel: Miss MacIntosh, my darling (A Harvest/HBJ ...
Verlag: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York, 1979. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good+. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 82226
Buchbeschreibung Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. PAPERBACK. Buchzustand: Very Good. 015660793X May have publisher overstock mark on spine or light creases. No writing or discoloring marks. Please view our store policies for all shipping and condition grades, thank you. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 055222
Buchbeschreibung Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG015660793X
Buchbeschreibung Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P02015660793X
Buchbeschreibung Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. PAPERBACK. Buchzustand: Fine. 015660793X Like New Condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers LN7.1807885
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Buchbeschreibung Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979. Paperback. Buchzustand: Like New. Almost new condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P01015660793X
Buchbeschreibung Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. Never used!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P11015660793X
Buchbeschreibung Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 015660793X
Buchbeschreibung Harcourt Brace and Company, New York, 1979. Soft cover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Slip Case. 2 vol. (1198 p.) in original slipcase, 20 cm. Young has signed both volumes. In a different hand in Volume I is written "for Robert Bly, the genuso (?) of me, North (?)". From Minnesota poet Robert Bly's Moose Lake library. The slip case shows some slight soiling, but the books are in fine condition. Preface by Young's occcasional collaborator, Anais Nin. Signed by Author(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 006023