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Spurious

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In a raucous debut that summons up the classic Goon Show, writer and philosopher Lars Iyer tells the story of someone very like himself and his friend, W. - albeit a slightly more successful friend - and their journeys in search of more palatable literary conferences where they serve better gin. Another reason for their yammering journeys is the fact that the narrator's home is slowly being taken over by a fungus and no one knows what can be done about it.

Spurious follows W. and Lars, who dream of great philosophical and literary deeds as they bumble drunkenly through Europe. It's a raucous debut novel that forever ping pongs between intellectual seriousness and absurdist British comedy. The novel speaks with equal wit and insight on Spinoza's Ethics, the virtues of 'man bags' and why Poles are the best drinkers. It is Franz Kafka, Laurel & Hardy, Thomas Bernhard, Ricky Gervais, Maurice Blanchot and Monty Python all at once. Witty, suicidal, slapstick, foolish and profound, Spurious marks the arrival of a singular and electric new literary voice.

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Author(s):
Lars Iyer
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
193555428X
ISBN-13:
9781935554288
Publisher:
Melville House Pub
Title:
Spurious

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In a raucous debut that summons up the classic Goon Show, writer and philosopher Lars Iyer tells the story of someone very like himself and his friend, W. - albeit a slightly more successful friend - and their journeys in search of more palatable literary conferences where they serve better gin. Another reason for their yammering journeys is the fact that the narrator's home is slowly being taken over by a fungus and no one knows what can be done about it.

Spurious follows W. and Lars, who dream of great philosophical and literary deeds as they bumble drunkenly through Europe. It's a raucous debut novel that forever ping pongs between intellectual seriousness and absurdist British comedy. The novel speaks with equal wit and insight on Spinoza's Ethics, the virtues of 'man bags' and why Poles are the best drinkers. It is Franz Kafka, Laurel & Hardy, Thomas Bernhard, Ricky Gervais, Maurice Blanchot and Monty Python all at once. Witty, suicidal, slapstick, foolish and profound, Spurious marks the arrival of a singular and electric new literary voice.

Author(s):
Lars Iyer
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
193555428X
ISBN-13:
9781935554288
Publisher:
Melville House Pub
Title:
Spurious

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