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The Resource Origin of the Brunists, Robert Coover

Origin of the Brunists, Robert Coover

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Origin of the Brunists
Title
Origin of the Brunists
Statement of responsibility
Robert Coover
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Originally published in 1969 and now back in print after over a decade, Robert Coover's first novel instantly established his mastery. A coal-mine explosion in a small mid-American town claims ninety-seven lives. The only survivor, a lapsed Catholic given to mysterious visions, is adopted as a doomsday prophet by a group of small-town mystics. "Exposed" by the town newspaper editor, the cult gains international notoriety and its ranks swell. As its members gather on the Mount of Redemption to await the apocalypse, Robert Coover lays bare the madness of religious frenzy and the sometimes greater madness of "normal" citizens. The Origin of the Brunists is vintage Coover -- comic, fearless, incisive, and brilliantly executed. "A novel of intensity and conviction ... a splendid talent ... heir to Dreiser or Lewis." -- The New York Times Book Review; "A breathtaking masterpiece on any level you approach it." -- Sol Yurick; "[The Origin of the Brunists] delivers the goods . . . [and] says what it has to say with rudeness, vigor, poetry and a headlong narrative momentum." -- The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
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Literary form
novels
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Target audience
general
Label
Origin of the Brunists, Robert Coover
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Publication
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Paperback
Control code
9780802137432
Dimensions
21x14x3 cm.
Isbn
9780802137432
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Origin of the Brunists, Robert Coover
Publication
Note
Paperback
Control code
9780802137432
Dimensions
21x14x3 cm.
Isbn
9780802137432
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print

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