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Origin of the Brunists, the (1967) [Novel]
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A coal-mine explosion in a small mid-American town claims ninety-seven lives. The only survivor, a lapsed Catholic given to mysterious visions, is adopted as a doomsday prophet by a group of small-town mystics. "Exposed" by the town newspaper editor, the cult gains international notoriety and its ranks swell. As its members gather on the Mount of Redemption to await the apocalypse, Robert Coover lays bare the madness of religious frenzy and the sometimes greater madness of "normal" citizens. The Origin of the Brunists is vintage Coover -- comic, fearless, incisive, and brilliantly executed.

Original title: The Origin of the Brunists
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: Origin of the Brunists, the

Origin of the Brunists, the (1967)
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Language: English

  • "A novel of intensity and conviction . . . a splendid talent . . . heir to Dreiser or Lewis." The New York Times Book Review
  • "A breathtaking masterpiece on any level you approach it." Sol Yurick
  • "[The Origin of the Brunists] delivers the goods . . . [and] says what it has to say with rudeness, vigor, poetry and a headlong narrative momentum." The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
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Origin of the Brunists, the (1967)

ISBN: 0802137431

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