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The interrogative mood : a novel?, Padgett Powell

Label
The interrogative mood : a novel?
Title
The interrogative mood
Title remainder
a novel?
Statement of responsibility
Padgett Powell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The acclaimed writer Padgett Powell is fascinated by what it feels like to walk through everyday life, to hear the swing and snap of American talk, to be both electrified and overwhelmed by the mad cacophony - the "muchness" - of America. The Interrogative Mood is Powell's playful and profound response, a bebop solo of a book in which every sentence is a question." "Perhaps only Powell - a writer who was once touted as the best of his generation by Saul Bellow and "among the top five writers of fiction in the country" by Barry Hannah - could pull off such a remarkable stylistic feat. Is it a novel? Whatever it is, The Interrogative Mood is one of the most audacious literary high-wire acts since Nicholson Baker's The Mezzanine. Powell's unnamed narrator forces us to consider our core beliefs. our most cherished memories, our views on life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In fiction as in life, there may be no easy answers - but The Interrogative Mood is an exuberant book that leaves the reader feeling a little more alive."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Powell, Padgett
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.O8328
LC item number
I58 2009
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Questioning
  • Authors, American
Label
The interrogative mood : a novel?, Padgett Powell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A portion of this book first appeared in slightly different form in The Paris review"--T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
310399286
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
164 pages
Isbn
9780061859410
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)310399286
Label
The interrogative mood : a novel?, Padgett Powell
Publication
Note
"A portion of this book first appeared in slightly different form in The Paris review"--T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
310399286
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
164 pages
Isbn
9780061859410
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)310399286

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