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Book Information: Amalgamemnon

Amalgamemnon (1984) [Novel]
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A woman about to lose her job as a professor of literature and history delivers a passionate, witty, and word-mad monologue in this inventive novel. History and literature seem to be losing ground to the brave new world of electronic media and technology, and battle lines are being drawn between the humanities and technology, the first world and the third world, women and men. Narrator Mira Enketei erases those boundaries in her punning monologue, blurring the texts of Herodotus with the callers to a talk-radio program, and blending contemporary history with ancient: fairy-tale and literal/invented people (the kidnappers of capitalism, a girl-warrior from Somalia, a pop singer, a political writer), connected by an elaborate mock-genealogy stretching back to the Greek gods, move in and out of each other's stories. The narrator sometimes sees herself as Cassandra, condemned by Apollo to prophesy but never to be believed, enslaved by Agamemnon after the fall of Troy

Original title: Amalgamemnon
Original languages: English

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

Edition #1: Amalgamemnon

Amalgamemnon (1984)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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Amalgamemnon (July 1, 1994)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 9781564780508
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.4 x 0.5 in
Pages: 144

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