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Hop suggests the older man join the show so they can each write novels about the other writing a novel: ''Novelist Aspirant versus Novelist Emeritus, First Novel versus Last, e-fiction versus p-, all played out aboard TOFO Two!Nov 04 2001 | Read Full Review of Coming Soon!!!
It revisits Barth's first novel, The Floating Opera (1956), which used the 'Show Boat' of Edna Ferber's bestselling novel as a metaphor for the book itself, 'which floats,' Barth explained, 'willy-nilly on the tide of my vagrant prose.' Showboating - the love of the tour de force - is also Ba...Mar 10 2002 | Read Full Review of Coming Soon!!!
A Möbius strip of a narrative, the novel begins with the discovery by Ditsy, a transgendered boat captain, of a computer disk containing a novel, Coming Soon!!, by Johns "Hop" Johnson, an aspiring novelist whose specific aspiration is to use this novel, with its hypertextual accoutrements, to get...| Read Full Review of Coming Soon!!!
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