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69 Things to Do with a Dead Princess

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This is where the novel has a nervous breakdown. Anna Noon is a twenty-year-old student with a taste for perverse sex involving an enigmatic older man and a ventriloquist's dummy. Anna lives in Aberdeen, Scotland, and her sex life revolves around the ancient stone circles in the region. The sublime grandeur of the stones provides a backdrop against which Anna is able to act out her provocative psychodramas. This is a book about the body in which the carnal is a manifestation of consciousness: a book in which it is virtually impossible to distinguish the ancient from the postmodern. Drawing on literary and continental philosophy, as well as pulp appropriations, 69 Things suggests that schizophrenia may well be the only sane response to capitalism. "Home is hilarious, brilliant, annoying, and ... comes up with a new and original map for inventive readers." — Lynne Tillman "Call it an anti-book, but what a strange and marvellous novel 69 Things to Do with a Dead Princess is." — The Times (London) "He is the most interesting writer to come out of England for quite a while." — Harper's

Review:

"There are bursts of vivid descriptive prose, as well as moments of demented humor....Both the sex scenes and the arch commentary are occasionally tedious, but fans of Acker or Robert Coover may enjoy the metafictional conceit." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Call it juvenile Post-Modern, call it a joke on Post-Modern, call it an anti-book, but what a strange and marvellous novel 69 Things to Do with a Dead Princess is. Forget the graphic sex, this is an author with a deranged, subversive grip on literary form and an envious skill for describing harsh landscape sparingly and beautifully, Keep it unreal, Mr Home." The Times (London)

Review:

"He is the most interesting writer to come out of England for quite a while." Harper's

Review:

"I really don't think anyone who is at all interested in the study of literature has any business not knowing the work of Stewart Home." Jenny Turner, London Review of Books

Review:

"Reviewing a novel by Stewart Home feels rather like defusing a bomb, a delicate operation, liable to blow up in your face at any moment....Offending people is easy but doing so to a purpose is a different matter, and 69 Things...continually baffles, amazes, astounds and amuses." Big Issue in the North

Review:

"Masturbatory, elitist and not half as clever or original as it thinks it is; or experimental, profound, challenging and obliquely humorous? Whatever." What's on in London

Review:

"Home is hilarious, brilliant, annoying, and...comes up with a new and original map for inventive readers." Lynne Tillman

Product Details

ISBN:
9781841953816
Author:
Home, Stewart
Publisher:
Canongate Books
Location:
Edinburgh
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Aberdeen
Subject:
FICTION / Literary
Subject:
Erotica - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series Volume:
Volume 2
Publication Date:
January 2003
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.74x5.80x.52 in. .49 lbs.

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Product details 192 pages Canongate Books - English 9781841953816 Reviews:
"Review" by , "There are bursts of vivid descriptive prose, as well as moments of demented humor....Both the sex scenes and the arch commentary are occasionally tedious, but fans of Acker or Robert Coover may enjoy the metafictional conceit."
"Review" by , "Call it juvenile Post-Modern, call it a joke on Post-Modern, call it an anti-book, but what a strange and marvellous novel 69 Things to Do with a Dead Princess is. Forget the graphic sex, this is an author with a deranged, subversive grip on literary form and an envious skill for describing harsh landscape sparingly and beautifully, Keep it unreal, Mr Home."
"Review" by , "He is the most interesting writer to come out of England for quite a while."
"Review" by , "I really don't think anyone who is at all interested in the study of literature has any business not knowing the work of Stewart Home."
"Review" by , "Reviewing a novel by Stewart Home feels rather like defusing a bomb, a delicate operation, liable to blow up in your face at any moment....Offending people is easy but doing so to a purpose is a different matter, and 69 Things...continually baffles, amazes, astounds and amuses."
"Review" by , "Masturbatory, elitist and not half as clever or original as it thinks it is; or experimental, profound, challenging and obliquely humorous? Whatever."
"Review" by , "Home is hilarious, brilliant, annoying, and...comes up with a new and original map for inventive readers."
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