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Plane Geometry and Other Affairs of the Heart

Berry, R.M.

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ISBN 10: 0914590898 / ISBN 13: 9780914590897
Editorial: Illinois State University, Normal, IL, 1985
Usado Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa blanda
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Normal, IL: Illinois State University. 1985. F First Paperback Edition. S Paperback. Very Good. Clean, tight copy. Wear to cover. N° de ref. de la librería 00521673

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Título: Plane Geometry and Other Affairs of the ...

Editorial: Illinois State University, Normal, IL

Año de publicación: 1985

Encuadernación: S Paperback

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Jacket

Edición: F First Paperback Edition.

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Seven stories of the Earth turned topsy-turvy, of Atlanta in flames, Florida under ice, of Adams, Eves, Pythagorean rock bands and Martin Heidegger's shortest speech, of rising into love, falling apart, of semihemidemiquavers, dodecahedrons, eigenvalues, quarks, of Milton's blindness, of sin's light, here in the Milky Way galaxy where whatever you fear might happen already has. During the great Pensacola blizzard a geometry teacher solaces his shattered heart building trapezoids from the floorboards of his snow-filled home; on his thirtieth birthday Harry Sneltzer wakes to discover he's been metamorphosed into his own dad. An executive turns to terrorism, his wife turns to dust, and a Chicago physicist reassures us that, despite the disequilibrium of space travel, anyone going round in circles long enough will come home young. All these affairs take shape just above the dark plane of seem and be, in the heart's interstice, within a geometry book as convoluted as desire, where each constellation becomes another, where ends are all beginnings, where everything is up in the air.


"An innovative, witty, and structurally fascinating collection,...which displays Berry's imagination, invention, and range of voices most impressively. -- Robert Coover

"R.M. Berry's fiction breaks the reader's hold on reality." -- Gerald L. Bruns

"This collection is a tragic and wise one." -- Frederick Busch

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