The Invention of Violence

The Invention of Violence

4 (1 rating by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$11.95

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


Douglas Gunn's narratives may disturb and perplex your expectations of what language should be doing. They are meant to : Gunn has something else in mind for language.But stick with it. You'll soon find yourself listening to variations of structure that approximate the way a mind works, the way it talks to itself, the way it sees the world, and, especially, the way it hears.The characters most compatible with Gunn's concerns are the ordinary citizens of unofficial America. These men and women must endure the disparity between the instability in their lives and the rigid "common-sense" structures of official ideology and conventional language.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 153 x 228 x 12mm | 245g
  • English
  • 0938317229
  • 9780938317227

Rating details

1 rating
4 out of 5 stars
5 0% (0)
4 100% (1)
3 0% (0)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X