Pym: A Novel.pdf

Pym: A Novel PDF

Mat Johnson

THE SHARPEST AND MOST UNUSUAL STORY I READ LAST YEAR . . . [Mat] Johnsons satirical vision roves as freely as Kurt Vonneguts and is colored with the same sort of passionate humanitarianism.-Maud Newton, New York Times Magazine

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • Vanity Fair • Houston Chronicle • The Seattle Times • Salon • National Post • The A.V. Club

Recently canned professor of American literature Chris Jaynes has just made a startling discovery: the manuscript of a crude slave narrative that confirms the reality of Edgar Allan Poes strange and only novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. Determined to seek out Tsalal, the remote island of pure and utter blackness that Poe describes, Jaynes convenes an all-black crew of six to follow Pyms trail to the South Pole, armed with little but the firsthand account from which Poe derived his seafaring tale, a bag of bones, and a stash of Little Debbie snack cakes. Thus begins an epic journey by an unlikely band of adventurers under the permafrost of Antarctica, beneath the surface of American history, and behind one of literatures great mysteries.

Outrageously entertaining, [Pym] brilliantly re-imagines and extends Edgar Allan Poes enigmatic and unsettling Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. . . . Part social satire, part meditation on race in America, part metafiction and, just as important, a rollicking fantasy adventure . . . reminiscent of Philip Roth in its seemingly effortless blend of the serious, comic and fantastic.-Michael Dirda, The Washington Post

Blisteringly funny.-Laura Miller, Salon

Relentlessly entertaining.-The New York Times Book Review

Imagine Kurt Vonnegut having a beer with Ralph Ellison and Jules Verne.-Vanity Fair

Screamingly funny . . . Reading Pym is like opening a big can of whoop-ass and then marveling-gleefully-at all the mayhem that ensues.-Houston Chronicle

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Pym: A Novel: Johnson, Mat: 9780812981766: … 29.04.2017 · Pym is an adventure, a satire, and a bracing political debate all rolled into one brilliant novel. Edgar Allen Poe has inspired many authors but Mat Johnson has the inspired audacity to both honor and discredit the man, often in the same sentence.

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11 Jun 2015 ... Since “A.G. Pym” states that all the details in the novel are absolutely true, some readers believed it might be a real account. The Evening Post ... 1 Mar 2011 ... The book is an alternative version of Poe's only novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, a disjointed 1838 adventure novel that ...

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"Mat Johnson's new novel is nothing short of fantastic, in every sense. I fell in love with the voice, the tone and the world of Pym. This is an adventure novel, a work of historical and social commentary, a rumination on identity. The only problem I could find with this novel is that I … Pym: A Novel (Paperback) | McNally Jackson Books

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