Author(s): Christine Brooke-Rose


A woman about to lose her job as a professor of literature and history delivers a passionate, witty, and word-mad monologue in this inventive novel, which was called "brilliant" (Listener), "dazzling" (Guardian), and "elegant, rueful and witty" (Observer) upon its original publication. History and literature seem to be losing ground in the contemporary world of electronic media, and battle lines have been drawn between the humanities and technology, the first world and the third, women and men. Narrator Mira Enketei erases these boundaries in a punning monologue that blends the contemporary with the historical, and in which she sees herself as Cassandra, condemned by Apollo to prophesy but never to be believed, enslaved by Agamemnon after the fall of Troy. Here, Brooke-Rose amalgamates ancient literature and modern anxieties to produce a powerful novel about our future.


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  • : 9781564780508
  • : Dalkey Archive Press
  • : Dalkey Archive Press
  • : 0.195045
  • : July 1994
  • : .43 Inches X 5.57 Inches X 8.53 Inches
  • : books

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  • : Christine Brooke-Rose
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 823/.914
  • : 152