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Robert Coover - Pricksongs and Descants

Robert Coover - Pricksongs and Descants

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Once, some time ago and in a distant land, I met a young maiden, known to her tribe as the Virgin of the Post, and she gave to me, amid prurient and mysterious ceremonies, a golden ring. Exemplifying the best in narrative art, Robert Coovers third work. Pricksongs & Descants, tells good stories and tells them well. These fictions challenge the assumptions of our age; they use the fabulous to probe beyond ramdomly perceived events,beyond mere history. They are weapons that counterpoint our consciousness, that show us the need for new modes of perception.

"The fiction in Robert Coover's remarkable new volume are solitaires - sparkling, many-faced, sharply drawn and brightly painted." - William Gass 
"Pricksons & Descants is richly stimulating" - Library Journal
"Coover achieves highest excellence in a scintillant variety of short fictional forms." - Saturday Review

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