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The Infinite Rehearsal (The Carnival Trilogy #2)

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The novel by that title is a rewriting of Goethe’s Faust and to a lesser extent of Marlowe’s Dr.Faustus, which brings to mind their present-day emulators. The protagonist’s guide here is a character named Ghost (a ‘spectre of wholeness’) who helps him revise the past ‘from the ruled or apparently eclipsed side of humanity’ and does so ‘in an infinite rehearsal of a play of ...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published November 1st 1987 by Faber & Faber
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Jun 22, 2015 Vit Babenco rated it it was amazing
“The graves I dug were libraries of myths of gold, silver, bone within a community of convertible soils and dreams that appeared in my Sleep, the living and the dead, texts of space travel, texts of sea travel, texts of the sacred wood, texts also of descent into the foetus, into the new-born and the unborn, descent into famine, texts that broke a uniform narrative domination by the conquistadores of history in inserting themselves into my book despite the apparent eclipse they endured, despite ...more
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I won't tell you i really know what it's about. The language is beautiful, sweeping, immersing you in the chaos of (re)creation.
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Born in Guyana in 1921 and based in England since 1959, Wilson Harris is one of the most original novelists and critics of the twentieth century. His writings, which include poems, numerous essays and twenty-four novels, provide a passionate and unique defense of the notion of cross-culturalism as well as a visionary exploration of the interdependence between history, landscape and humanity. In ...more
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The Carnival Trilogy (3 books)
  • Carnival
  • The Four Banks of the River of Space

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