Riddley Walker, Expanded Edition Riddley Walker, Expanded Edition

Riddley Walker, Expanded Edition Riddley Walker, Expanded Edition

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"A hero with Huck Finn's heart and charm, lighting by El Greco and jokes by Punch and Judy.... Riddley Walker is haunting and fiercely imagined and-this matters most-intensely ponderable." -Benjamin DeMott, The New York Times Book Review

"This is what literature is meant to be." -Anthony Burgess

"Russell Hoban has brought off an extraordinary feat of imagination and style.... The conviction and consistency are total. Funny, terrible, haunting and unsettling, this book is a masterpiece." -Anthony Thwaite, Observer

"Extraordinary... Suffused with melancholy and wonder, beautifully written, Riddley Walker is a novel that people will be reading for a long, long time." -Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World

"Stunning, delicious, designed to prevent the modern reader from becoming stupid." -John Leonard, The New York Times

"Highly enjoyable... An intriguing plot... Ferociously inventive." -Walter Clemons, Newsweek

"Astounding... Hoban's soaring flight of imagination is that golden rarity, a dazzlingly realized work of genius." -Jane Clapperton, Cosmopolitan

"An imaginative intensity that is rare in contemporary fiction.' -Paul Gray, Time

Riddley Walker is a brilliant, unique, completely realized work of fiction. One reads it again and again, discovering new wonders every time through. Set in a remote future in a post-nuclear holocaust England (Inland), Hoban has imagined a humanity regressed to an iron-age, semi-literate state-and invented a language to represent it. Riddley is at once the Huck Finn and the Stephen Dedalus of his culture-rebel, change agent, and artist. Read again or for the first time this masterpiece of 20th-century literature with new material by the author.
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Product details

  • Electronic book text | 256 pages
  • Indiana University Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 0253008514
  • 9780253008510

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5,750 ratings
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5 44% (2,522)
4 30% (1,730)
3 15% (870)
2 6% (371)
1 4% (257)
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