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"John Irving, it is abundantly clear, is a true artist."-Los Angeles Times

Fred "Bogus" Trumper has troubles. A divorced, broke graduate student of Old Norse in 1970s New York, Trumper is a wayward knight-errant in the battle of the sexes and the purs … weiterlesen
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Titel: The Water-Method Man
Autor/en: John Irving

ISBN: 0345367421
EAN: 9780345367426
Sprache: Englisch.
Random House LCC US

1990 - kartoniert - 384 Seiten

Beschreibung

"John Irving, it is abundantly clear, is a true artist."-Los Angeles Times

Fred "Bogus" Trumper has troubles. A divorced, broke graduate student of Old Norse in 1970s New York, Trumper is a wayward knight-errant in the battle of the sexes and the pursuit of happiness: His ex-wife has moved in with his childhood best friend, his life is the subject of a tell-all movie, and his chronic urinary tract infection requires surgery.

Trumper is determined to change. There's only one problem: it seems the harder he tries to alter his adolescent ways, the more he is drawn to repeating the mistakes of the past. . . .

Written when Irving was twenty-nine, Trumper's tale of woe is told with all the wit and humor that would become Irving's trademark.

"Three or four times as funny as most novels."-The New Yorker

Praise for The Water-Method Man

"Friendship, marriage, and family are his primary themes, but at that blundering level of life where mishap and folly-something close to joyful malice-perpetually intrude and distrupt, often fatally. Life, in [John] Irving's fiction, is always under siege. Harm and disarray are daily fare, as if the course of love could not run true. . . . Irving's multiple manner . . . his will to come at the world from different directions, is one of the outstandint traits of The World According to Garp, but this remarkable flair for . . . stories inside stories . . . isalready handled with mastery . . . and with a freedom almost wanton in The Water-Method Man [which is Garp's predecessor by six years]."-Terrence Des Pres

"Brutal reality and hallucination, comedy and pathos. A rich, unified tapestry."-Time

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