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Spanking the Maid by Robert Coover
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Jul 28, 2010

really liked it

There's something nice about coming across a book and then suddenly realizing you've read the author before but like him/her better then second time around. That just happened to me with Danilo Kis and that's my experience with Coover now. His book, the Universal Baseball Assoc. was an interesting idea, but I couldn't actually get through to the end. Spanking the Maid is nice and slim so the circularity of the novella doesn't have time to ware on you or make one feel like they're lost in the acting out of someone else's post-modern literary masturbation narrative...though content-wise, it may be just that....I can't say I didn't enjoy it.
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