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The public burning, Robert Coover

Label
The public burning
Title
The public burning
Statement of responsibility
Robert Coover
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A controversial best-seller in 1977, The Public Burning has since emerged as one of the most influential novels of our time. The first major work of contemporary fiction ever to use living historical figures as characters, the novel reimagines the three fateful days in 1953 that culminated with the execution of alleged atomic spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Vice-President Richard Nixon - the voraciously ambitious bad boy of the Eisenhower regime - is the dominant narrator in an enormous cast that includes Betty Crocker, Joe McCarthy, the Marx Brothers, Walter Winchell, Uncle Sam, his adversary The Phantom, and Time magazine incarnated as the National Poet Laureate. All of these and thousands more converge in Times Square for the carnivalesque auto-da-fe at which the Rosenbergs are put to death. And not a person present escapes implication in Cold War America's ruthless "public burning.""--BOOK JACKET
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
P8 1997
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rosenberg, Julius
  • Rosenberg, Ethel
  • Trials (Espionage)
  • Communists
Label
The public burning, Robert Coover
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1006006
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Grove Press edition.
Extent
xviii, 534 pages
Isbn
9780802135278
Lccn
97028954
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780802135278
  • (OCoLC)37373622
Label
The public burning, Robert Coover
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1006006
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Grove Press edition.
Extent
xviii, 534 pages
Isbn
9780802135278
Lccn
97028954
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780802135278
  • (OCoLC)37373622

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