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Giles Goat Boy, Or, The Revised New Syllabus John Barth

Giles Goat Boy, Or, The Revised New Syllabus

John Barth

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ISBN : 9780586052808
Mass Market Paperback
813 pages
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Giles Goat-Boy (1966) is the 4th novel by American writer John Barth. Its metafictional comic novel in which the world is portrayed as a university campus in an elaborate allegory of the Cold War. Its title character is a human boy raised as a goat,MoreGiles Goat-Boy (1966) is the 4th novel by American writer John Barth. Its metafictional comic novel in which the world is portrayed as a university campus in an elaborate allegory of the Cold War. Its title character is a human boy raised as a goat, who comes to believe he is the Grand Tutor, the predicted Messiah. The book was a surprise bestseller for the previously obscure Barth, & in the 1960s had a cult status. It marks Barths leap into American postmodern Fabulism. In this outrageously farcical adventure, hero George Giles sets out to conquer the terrible Wescac computer system that threatens to destroy his community in this brilliant fantasy of theology, sociology & sex--Time