The Mandarin, by Kunin, Aaron
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- ISBN: 9781934200094 | 1934200093
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 7/30/2008
"Unheimlich children of Virginia Woolf and Oscar Wilde, the Modernist Novel and a decadent despairing of it, Aaron Kunin's characters are embodied by speech - witty, philosophical, narratological. They speak and they think, occasionally, about problems of the novel, but just as often about slights, real or imagined; originary issues of form and content; things to eat and drink. They are "walking mind-body problems." The volume of psychological realism and emotional force they acquire as they go along in fraught relation to one another comes therefore as a surprise boon, a delirious trick, a happy byproduct of their unimaginable contextualization in a Minneapolis they do not quite inhabit."--BOOK JACKET.