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Fields of Asphodel

Perdue, Tito

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ISBN 10: 1585678716 / ISBN 13: 9781585678716
Editorial: Overlook, 2007, 2007
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SIGNED/INSCRIBED (by Perdue on both the title page and facing page) 1st ed., hardcover, fine in fine dj, in mylar, fiction, blm50. N° de ref. de la librería 17017

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Título: Fields of Asphodel

Editorial: Overlook, 2007

Año de publicación: 2007

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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Cult favorite author Tito Perdue whom the New York Press called America s Lost Literary Genius here reemerges with this new novel about the peculiar afterlife of Leland Pefley.

After a life of misdemeanors, Lee had hoped that death would bring an end to things; instead, he awakens into a very bad place full of cold weather, strange tortures, and some of history s most hapless people. His one consolation An opportunity to chase down his beloved wife who had preceded him in death a few years before he had contrived his own.

Equipped with his walking cane, a book of matches, a pair of pretty good shoes, and a tourist brochure, he makes slow progress through a landscape that bears an uncanny resemblance to the America that he thought he had left behind.

Perdue has been compared to writers from Faulkner to Beckett, and in Fields of Asphodel we are reintroduced to one of our true literary talents and to Leland Pefley, a truly powerful fictional creation.

From Publishers Weekly:

This highly stylized take on the afterlife is the latest installment in Perdue's chronicle of Leland Lee Pefley, the cantankerous Alabaman (following The Sweet-Scented Manuscript). This time out, Lee wakes up from his death in an unpredictable landscape that bears a faint resemblance to his native Alabama, except the sun seems paperlike, seasons don't work the way they should, and it's very cold. Though he's dead, Lee is still 73, still afflicted by hemorrhoids and still a pedant and a misanthrope. Lee has landed with a band of egotists, so they don't like him much either. He longs for and goes in search of his wife, Judy, who predeceased him and who, in Lee's untrustworthy eyes, is a paragon of femininity: modest, supportive, aware of her place. Lee is something like an erudite version of Beckett's Watt or Malone, but lacks the post-WWII context and the lyricism that gives those characters their historical dimension. Perdue has more in common with the poet Ed Dorn, who went after America using some of its highest and lowest forms (booksellers, the rich and male feminists come in for razzing), but while there are some very funny scenes and arresting lines, the book comes across more like Stanley Elkin's jokey The Living End than its great modernist predecessors. (July)
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