His butler’s story – Edward Limonov


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Artikelnummer: 0394556070-M-01-B-04-20 Categorieën: ,


ISBN/EAN: 0394556070
Auteur(s): Edward Limonov
Genre: Roman
Uitgave: hardcover met stofomslag, Engelstalig
Aantal bladzijden: 346
Uitgever: Grove Press Inc. New York
1e Druk, Jaartal: 1987
Afmetingen: 214 x 147 x 30 mm
Gewicht: 504 g + 130 g (verpakking) = 634 g
Loc: M-01-B-04-20

His butler’s story – Edward Limonov

A sequence of hilarious sexual misadventures transplants Edward Limonov’s fictional hero like himself a Russian emigrepoet named Edward Limonov from a roach-infested welfare hotel to the ser-vant’s quarter’s of an New York tycoon’s townhouse. From there he hopes to launch himself to fame and fortune with the help of his as-yet-unpublished novel. So begins this rifbald, widley funny memoir of a soviet poet turned butler in the glitzy world of Manhattan’s superrich. A literary high-wire act of outrageous audacity, his butler’s story takes on the American dream’s underside with bois-terous wit as it parodies the world of emigre cultural superstar and their cronies. In steven Grey’s East Side mansion Limonov finds himself in the role of a servant to a multimillionare whose jet-set friends range from the shah of Iran to a celebrated Soviet writer whom Limonov knew in his Moscow days. Grey becomes not just Limonov’s master but a rival the poet wants to emulate as much as destroy. Limonov dreams of spraying his employer’s dinner table with an AK-47 rifle but sex is the only revenge left to the servant, and he seduces the girlfriend of his boss’s teenage son and lusts after neighborhood nymphet. An outcast as much in his new country as he was in his Soviet homeland, Limonov holds up a mirror to an America rarely seen with such an uncompromising yet ecstatic vision.

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Gewicht 634 g
Afmetingen 214 × 147 × 30 mm