Travesty

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New Directions Publishing, 1976 - Fiction - 128 pages
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Hawkes, Travesty. John Hawkes' most extreme vision of eroticism and comic terror.
 

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User Review  - hemlokgang - LibraryThing

What is the meaning of travesty? A travesty is literary or artistic composition so inferior in quality as to be merely a grotesque imitation of its model. John Hawkes' novella is a poetic travesty ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jeff Weyer - Goodreads

I read this originally 25 years ago--it really stayed with me. It would be hard to recommend, but it is one ride, if postmodern is your thing. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
15
Section 2
18
Section 3
25
Section 4
30
Section 5
33
Section 6
35
Section 7
38
Section 8
40
Section 13
52
Section 14
60
Section 15
62
Section 16
85
Section 17
90
Section 18
97
Section 19
102
Section 20
105

Section 9
44
Section 10
46
Section 11
47
Section 12
48
Section 21
120
Section 22
127
Section 23
128
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About the author (1976)

Author John Hawkes was born in Stamford, Connecticut on August 17, 1925. During World War II, he joined the American Field Service and was an ambulance driver in Italy and Germany from the summer of 1944 to the summer of 1945. He taught at Brown University for thirty years. He wrote eighteen novels, four plays, and a volume of poetry during his lifetime. His first novel, The Cannibal, was published in 1949. His other works include The Lime Twig, The Beetle Leg, and Virginie: Her Two Lives. His novel Adventures in the Alaskan Skin Trade won France's Prix Medicis Étranger in 1986. He died on May 15, 1998.

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