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“[Genoa] invites us to pass our minds down a new but ancient track, to become, ourselves, both fact and fiction, and to discover something true about the geography of time.”-William Gass, The New York Times “Genoa is a spectacular confrontation with Melville’s work, the journals of Columbus and molecular biology-all folded into a hallucinatory narrative about two brothers and their different paths through the American century.”-Publishers Weekly “Much like his great-grandfather, Herman Melville, Paul Metcalf brings an extraordinary diversity of materials into the complex patterns of analogy and metaphor, to affect a common term altogether brilliant in its imagination.”-Robert Creeley “A unique work of historical and literary imagination, eloquent and powerful. I know of nothing like it.”-Howard Zinn First published in 1965, Genoa is Paul Metcalf’s purging of the burden of his relationship to his great-grandfather Herman Melville. In his signature polyphonic style, a storm-tossed Indiana attic becomes the site of a reckoning with the life of Melville; with Columbus, and his myth; and between two brothers-one, an MD who refuses to practice; the other, an executed murderer. Genoa is a triumph, a novel without peer, that vibrates and sings a quintessentially American song. Paul Metcalf (1917-99) was an American writer and the great-grandson of Herman Melville. His three volume Collected Works were published by Coffee House Press in 1996.

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Author Paul Metcalf
Binding Paperback
Brand imusti
Creator Rick Moody
EAN 9781566893923
Edition Anniversary edition
Format Special Edition
Format Import
ISBN 1566893925
Label Coffee House Press
Manufacturer Coffee House Press
NumberOfItems 1
NumberOfPages 264
PackageQuantity 1
ProductGroup Book
ProductTypeName ABIS_BOOK
PublicationDate 2015-07-30
Publisher Coffee House Press
Studio Coffee House Press
Title Genoa