Aspects of the Novel by David R. Slavitt
A Novel

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A comic, moving look at depression, a reflection on the novel's relationship to life, and the story of a man wandering through three turning points - his son's graduation and wedding and his ex-father-in-law's funeral. David R. Slavitt's ASPECTS OF THE NOVEL is gripping on every level, from its crafty wordplay to its intricate exploration of family dynamics.

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David R. Slavitt was born in White Plains, New York in 1935. He received an AB and an MA from Columbia University. After graduating from college and beginning a Ph.D., he worked as a movie critic for Newsweek from the late 1950s through the mid-1960s. During this time, he published his first book of poetry, Suits for the Dead. His first novel, Rochelle, or Virtue Rewarded, was published in 1966. He has written about 100 works of fiction, poetry, and poetry and drama in translation including Alice at 80, The Cock Book, Falling from Silence: Poems, The Latin Odes of Jean Dorat, Milton's Latin Poems, and Three Greenlandic Poets. He also writes under the names David Benjamin, Henry Lazarus, Lynn Meyer, and Henry Sutton. As Henry Sutton, he has written less "literary" works that have sold well such as The Exhibitionist and The Sacrifice: A Novel of the Occult.
Published June 13, 2012 by Outpost19. 192 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As its title indicates, this offering by prolific poet, translator and novelist Slavitt is a metanovel: a "novel about the novel."

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