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The Resource Pricksongs & descants : fictions, Robert Coover

Pricksongs & descants : fictions, Robert Coover

Label
Pricksongs & descants : fictions
Title
Pricksongs & descants
Title remainder
fictions
Statement of responsibility
Robert Coover
Title variation
Pricksongs and descants
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In these riotously word-drunk fictional romps, two children follow an old man into the woods, trailing bread crumbs behind and edging helplessly toward a sinister end that never comes; a husband walks toward the bed where his wife awaits his caresses, but by the time he arrives she's been dead three weeks and detectives are pounding down the door; a teenaged babysitter's evening becomes a kaleidoscope of dangerous erotic fantasies-her employer's, her boyfriend's, her own; an aging, humble carpenter marries a beautiful but frigid woman, and after he's waited weeks to consummate their union she announces that God has made her pregnant
Summary
Presents a collection of short stories based on traditional fairy tales that expose the futility of idealism
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
135294
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coover, Robert
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.O633
LC item number
P75 2000
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Magic
  • Short stories, American
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
fictions
Label
Pricksongs & descants : fictions, Robert Coover
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A pedestrian accident
  • The babysitter
  • The hat act
  • The door -- The magic poker
  • Morris in chains
  • The gingerbread house
  • Seven exemplary fictions
  • The elevator
  • Romance of the thin man and the fat lady
  • Quenby and Ola, Swede and Carl
  • The sentient lens
Control code
ocm42753198
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Grove Press ed.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9780802136671
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
99051707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)42753198
Label
Pricksongs & descants : fictions, Robert Coover
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A pedestrian accident
  • The babysitter
  • The hat act
  • The door -- The magic poker
  • Morris in chains
  • The gingerbread house
  • Seven exemplary fictions
  • The elevator
  • Romance of the thin man and the fat lady
  • Quenby and Ola, Swede and Carl
  • The sentient lens
Control code
ocm42753198
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Grove Press ed.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9780802136671
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
99051707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)42753198

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