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Book Information: Geometric Regional Novel

Geometric Regional Novel (1969) [Novel]
by Gert Friedrich (G.F.) Jonke Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Geometric Regional Novel is an innovative satire on the process by which bureaucracy and official regimentation insidiously pervade society. In a deadpan, pseudo-scientific tone, the nameless narrator takes us on a tour of a bizarre village whose inhabitants lead such habitual, regulated lives that they resemble elements in a mathematical equation. The traditional village leaders--the mayor, the priest, the teacher--uphold the status quo with comically exaggerated attention to ceremony and trivia, and nearly every aspect of village life has been codified. Contrasting with the mathematical descriptions of village life are flashes of colorful, surrealistic writing, exemplifying the power of the imagination to counter the monotonous routines of daily life.

Original title: Geometrischer Heimatroman
Original languages: German

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionHumorSatire
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Edition #1: Geometric Regional Novel

Geometric Regional Novel (1994)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Johannes W. Vazulik
Blurbs:
  • "Leavened with irreverent humor, this Kafka-esque fun house of a novel raucously protests the regimentation and standardization of modern life." Publishers Weekly
  • "An important voice in the contemporary German-language literary scene....This delightful novel makes a welcome addition to the postmodernist canon....Jonke has achieved what his American counterparts merely dream of: highly experimental fiction that is both entertaining and accessible." Kirkus
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Geometric Regional Novel (1994)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Normal, IL
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 156478231X
Pages: 136

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