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Published 4 years, 11 months ago

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Description: The novel elicited considerable controversy, as some of its passages are taken from Anatoly Kuznetsov's Babi Yar, a novel about the Holocaust. In general, however, Thomas' use of such "composite material" (material taken from other sources and imitations of other writers) is seen as more postmodern than plagiarist. Introduced by Sigmund Freud, the book's first three movements consist of the erotic fantasies and case-history of one of his female patients, overlapping, expanding, and gradually turning into almost normal narrative. But then the story takes a different course with the convulsions of the century, and bec ... (more)
Manufacturer: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Release date: 2 December 1999
ISBN-10 : 0753809257 | ISBN-13: 9780753809259
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