THE WATER-METHOD MAN

Anglais THE WATER-METHOD MAN (édition en anglais)

À propos

John Irving, it is abundantly clear, is a true artist.-- Los Angeles Times Fred "Bogus" Trumper has troubles. A divorced, broke graduate student of Old Norse in 1970s New York, Trumper is a wayward knight-errant in the battle of the sexes and the pursuit of happiness: His ex-wife has moved in with his childhood best friend, his life is the subject of a tell-all movie, and his chronic urinary tract infection requires surgery. Trumper is determined to change. There's only one problem: it seems the harder he tries to alter his adolescent ways, the more he is drawn to repeating the mistakes of the past. . . . Written when Irving was twenty-nine, Trumper's tale of woe is told with all the wit and humor that would become Irving's trademark. Three or four times as funny as most novels. -- The New Yorker Praise for The Water-Method Man Friendship, marriage, and family are his primary themes, but at that blundering level of life where mishap and folly--something close to joyful malice--perpetually intrude and distrupt, often fatally. Life, in [John] Irving's fiction, is always under siege. Harm and disarray are daily fare, as if the course of love could not run true. . . . Irving's multiple manner . . . his will to come at the world from different directions, is one of the outstandint traits of The World According to Garp, but this remarkable flair for . . . stories inside stories . . . isalready handled with mastery . . . and with a freedom almost wanton in The Water-Method Man [which is Garp's predecessor by six years]. --Terrence Des Pres Brutal reality and hallucination, comedy and pathos. A rich, unified tapestry. -- Time

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  • EAN

    9780345367426

  • Disponibilité

    Épuisé

  • Longueur

    17.5 cm

  • Largeur

    10.6 cm

  • Épaisseur

    2.5 cm

  • Poids

    183 g

  • Support principal

    Poche

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John Irving

John Irving, né en 1942, a grandi dans le New Hampshire. Depuis la parution du Monde selon Garp, il accumule les succès tant auprès du public que de la critique. À moi seul bien des personnages est son treizième roman.

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