- I rushed right out and bought this, based on your 'review.' I was
disappointed: not bad, but more tedious than not.
My find for the year-so-far is "Sixteen Pleasures" by Robert
Hellenga. Interesting how it, too, has it's own Kamasutra.... Not as
engaging as a JB read, but worth a day.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "agrimorfee" <agrimorfee@h...>
> Damn, I love when I stumble upon a great book at the library, andnow
> I will share it with you.a
> This novel is a bawdy, romantic parody of the Kamasutra, written by
> modern-day murdered, love-smitten university professor and dulyway
> annotated, edited and translated by one of his students. The best
> to describe this is to ask the rhetorical question: "What if Philipstory.
> Roth, JB and Mark Z. Danielewski[House of Leaves]
> collaborated on a translation of The Kamasutra"? :D
> This book is replete with epigraphs, footnotes, in-jokes and
> puns, translations of Sanskrit Indian lit and philosophy, academic
> memoranda, even a page or two of putative sheet
> music and boardgame instructions. Not only that, it is a sweet
> What fun! If you like metafiction, you will just love this.
> Here's amazon.com's details (i am not a shill for Siegel):
- Is anyone here going to attend this?
Apr. 27th, 2004, 7:30 p.m.
Clipper Room, Shriver Hall
John Barth is Professor Emeritus in the Writing Seminars,
and has published fifteen novels, including Lost in the
Funhouse, Chimera (which won the National Book Award), The
Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor, and Giles Goat-Boy. He
has also compiled two books of essays, The Friday Book and
Further Fridays. His most recent book is due out soon, The
Book of Ten Nights and a Night.
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