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Author Quin, Ann, 1936-1973.

Title Berg / Ann Quin ; introduction by Giles Gordon.

Imprint Chicago, Ill. : Dalkey Archive Press, 2001.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  823.914 Q42b 2001    ---  Available
Edition 1st Dalkey Archive ed.
Description xiv, 168 p. ; 22 cm.
Series British literature series
British literature series.
Summary "A man called Berg, who changed his name to Greb, came to a seaside town intending to kill his father..." "So begins Ann Quin's first novel. Against the backdrop of this gritty seaside town, an absurd and brutal plot develops involving three characters - Alistair Berg, his father, and their mutual mistress. In his attempt to kill his father, Berg mutilates a ventriloquist's dummy, almost falls victim to his father's mistaken sexual advances, and is relentlessly taunted by a group of tramps. Disturbing and at times startlingly comic, Berg chronicles the interrelations among these three characters as they circle one another in an escalating spiral of violence."--BOOK JACKET.
Note "A Lannan selection"--P. [4] of cover.
"Originally published by John Calder, 1964"--T.p. verso.
Subject Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction.
Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
Mistresses -- Fiction.
ISBN 1564783022 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781564783028 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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