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The Abyss of Human Illusion
 
 
Author
Gilbert Sorrentino.
Publisher Coffee House  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
ISBN 9781566892339
Pages/Publication Date 151/2009
Daedalus Item Code 33646
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Titled after a line from Henry James, Gilbert Sorrentino's posthumous final novel consists of 50 narrative set pieces full of savage humor and cathartic passion—an elegiac paean to the bleak world he so brilliantly captured in his long career. Here he mirrors the inexplicable coincidences, encounters, and hallmarks of modern life, in a novel revisiting familiar characters—aging artists, miserable couples, crackerjack salesmen, and drunken soldiers from his previous books—and placing them in familiar landscapes lost in time between the Depression era and some pseudobohemia of the present. A lifelong friend of Hubert Selby Jr. and a confidant of William Carlos Williams, the teacher of Jeffrey Eugenides and Nicole Krauss at Stanford, and a two-time PEN/Faulkner Award finalist who won the Lannan Lifetime Achievement Award, Gilbert Sorrentino was an elder statesman of American literature known for transgressing artistic boundaries. "Possessing both the grace of James Joyce and the snap and crackle of Tom Wolfe, he is a must-read for those who fancy fiction served on wry," noted Booklist.
 
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