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54%OFFJacques Roubaud - Princess Hoppy or the Tale of the Labrador - 9781564780324 - 9781564780324
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Princess Hoppy or the Tale of the Labrador

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Description for Princess Hoppy or the Tale of the Labrador Paperback. Num Pages: 133 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 216 x 142 x 11. Weight in Grams: 454.
A postmodern fairy tale might best describe Jacques Roubaud’s delightful book The Princess Hoppy or, The Tale of Labrador. How else to describe a novel that reads like an Arthurian romance as rewritten by Lewis Carroll, with enough math puzzles to keep the game reader busy with a calculator for months? The tale concerns a princess, her faithful dog (who happens to be a wiz at math), four royal uncles always plotting, four royal aunts always potting, a lovesick hedgehog named Bartleby, two camels named North Dakota and South Dakota, four ducks who double as boats (thus called doats), and ... Read more

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Dalkey Archive Press
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Normal, IL, United States
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About Jacques Roubaud
Jacques Roubaud, born in 1932, has been a professor of mathematics at the University of Paris X Nanterre. He is one of the most accomplished members of the Oulipo, the workshop for experimental literature founded by Raymond Queneau and Francois Le Lionnais. He is the author of numerous books of prose, theatre and poetry.

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"Exhilarating... [T]he chief pleasures of this book are its narrative inventiveness and vigorously related amusing parodies, excellently translated by Bernard Hoepffner. Mr. Roubaud is a vivid and charming writer who seems to smile as he makes esthetic and philosophical points about the autonomy of fiction and the illusory nature of destiny. He is, moreover, highly proficient at various forms of ... Read more

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