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Book Information: Flight of Icarus, the

Flight of Icarus, the (1968) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

A novel written in the form of a play, complete with stage directions. Consciously parodying Pirandello and Robbe-Grillet, it begins with a novelist's discovery that his principal character, Icarus by name, has vanished. This, in turn, sets off a rach of other such disappearances. Before long, a number of desperate authors are found in search of their fugitive characters, who wander through the Paris of the 1890s, occasionally meeting one another, and even straying into new novels. Icarus himself - perhaps following the destiny his name suggests - develops a passion for horseless carriages, kites, and machines that fly.

Original title: Le Vol d'Icare
Original languages: French

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classicsPost-modern, Avant-garde, & Experimental

Edition #1: The Flight of Icarus

The Flight of Icarus (1973)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Barbara Wright
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Manifested in:

The Flight of Icarus (November 1973)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: New Directions
ISBN: 0811204839
Dimensions: 5.2 x 7.7 x 0.5
Pages: 191

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