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In Transit

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Product description

1970 second impression, first published in 1969, by Macdonald. An unusual and funny book, and is a highly original piece both in terms of its content and also its layout.

Set in an airport ('one of the rare places where twentieth-century design is happy with its own style'), In Transit is a textual labyrinth centering on a contemporary traveller. Waiting for a flight, Evelyn Hillary O'Rooley suffers from uncertainty about his/her gender, provoking him/her to perform a series of unsuccessful, yet hilarious, philosophical and anatomical tests. Brigid Brophy surrounds the kernel of this plot with an unrelenting stream of puns, word games, meta-fictional moments and surreal situations (like a lesbian revolution in the baggage claim area) that challenge the reader's preconceptions about life and fiction and that remain endlessly entertaining.

Complete with original unclipped dust jacket, which has some rubbing edge-wear. The original printed price was £1.50 but there is an ink stamp over this reading 25p. A few lines of text in the early pages have been underlined in pencil. There are also a couple of marks on the end-papers. Other than that the book is in a good clean condition.

Item details

Author(s):
Brigid Brophy
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
13.4 cm by 29.3 cm
Edition:
1970 Second impression of 1969 first edition
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
230
Publisher:
Macdonald
Title:
In Transit

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About this item

1970 second impression, first published in 1969, by Macdonald. An unusual and funny book, and is a highly original piece both in terms of its content and also its layout.

Set in an airport ('one of the rare places where twentieth-century design is happy with its own style'), In Transit is a textual labyrinth centering on a contemporary traveller. Waiting for a flight, Evelyn Hillary O'Rooley suffers from uncertainty about his/her gender, provoking him/her to perform a series of unsuccessful, yet hilarious, philosophical and anatomical tests. Brigid Brophy surrounds the kernel of this plot with an unrelenting stream of puns, word games, meta-fictional moments and surreal situations (like a lesbian revolution in the baggage claim area) that challenge the reader's preconceptions about life and fiction and that remain endlessly entertaining.

Complete with original unclipped dust jacket, which has some rubbing edge-wear. The original printed price was £1.50 but there is an ink stamp over this reading 25p. A few lines of text in the early pages have been underlined in pencil. There are also a couple of marks on the end-papers. Other than that the book is in a good clean condition.

Author(s):
Brigid Brophy
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
13.4 cm by 29.3 cm
Edition:
1970 Second impression of 1969 first edition
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
230
Publisher:
Macdonald
Title:
In Transit

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