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Mott the Hoople
MOTT THE HOOPLE is an underground classic 60's comic novel. It is written in a freewheeling bawdy style. It's hero, Norman Mott, is a Rabelaisian figure who refuses to wear anybody's label, insists on being his own man, and, through a series of comic misadventures, discovers just who that man is. Some people will know Mott the Hoople from the British rock band that took it ...more
Paperback, 222 pages
Published July 1st 2001 by Replica Books
(first published January 1st 1966)
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I know that satire and even absurd satire has been around for a long time; Candide, Gulliver's Travels and Tristam Shandy to name a few. I'm not sure exactly when the modern absurd satire got its start; I mean the intellectually engaging, anti-establishment satire that is strictly not politically correct. The earliest book that comes to mind for me is Catch-22 published in 1961. Between 1961 and 1966, I can think of a smattering, mostly written by Kurt Vonnegut. That's why I was so surprised by ...more