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The Two-Fold Vibration

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A reprinting of the important novel by Raymond Federman.
Paperback, 330 pages
Published December 1st 1999 by Green Integer (first published 1982)
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Jonathan
In which Ray visits the Dachau museum. In which Namredef, Moinous and Ray go gambling. In which Survivor's Guilt is confronted. In which we hear again of the closet and the shit wrapped in newspaper and placed on the roof, of the devouring of raw potatoes, of xxxx. In which Ray gets laid by some seriously hot chicks. In which we hear of the Noodles and the Voice in the Closet. In which we hear of Sam the Man and Sam the Dog. In which we are projected into the near future so we can view the ...more
MJ Nicholls
Federman-Moinous-Namredef-Old Man narrate this SF-tinged tale about Federman-Moinous-Namredef-Old Man. This is vintage Federman-Moinous-Namredef-Old Man. One suspects the “Old Man” to be Beckett in places, but this being a Federman-Moinous-Namredef-Old Man novel, the Old Man is probably Federman-Moinous-Namredef-Old Man. At any rate, this is a brilliant yarn, more indebted and riddled with Beckett than his other novels (that are all indebted and riddled with Beckett), exploring his ...more
Nathan "N.R." Gaddis
In which Ray does science fiction.

Here's a space ship, passengers loading :: "this giant cylinder with its tapered nosecone and its two spherical fuel tanks attached on each side looked like a posed prick in erection pulsating in the cloudless black sky, ready to gather within itself those yellowish spermatoid-like bodies and then penetrate the great cunt of space"

Which, random randy quote selection aside, should allow us to consider making (a/the) postmodern triumvirate thusly :: Barth, Coover,
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Raymond Federman was a French–American novelist and academic, known also for poetry, essays, translations, and criticism. He held positions at the University at Buffalo from 1973 to 1999, when he was appointed Distinguished Emeritus Professor. Federman was a writer in the experimental style, one that sought to deconstruct traditional prose. This type of writing is quite prevalent in his book ...more
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