Spurious by Lars Iyer

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In a raucous debut that summons up Britain's fabled Goon Squad comedies, writer and philosopher Lars Iyer tells the story of someone very like himself with a "slightly more successful" friend and their journeys in search of more palatable literary conferences and better gin. One reason for their journeys: the narrator's home is slowly being taken over by a fungus that no one seems to know what to do about.

Before it completely swallows his house, the narrator feels compelled to solve some major philosophical questions (such as "Why?") and the meaning of his urge to write, as well as the source of the fungus ... before it is too late. Or, he has to move.

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About Lars Iyer

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Lars Iyer is a lecturer in philosophy at Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne. He is the author of the novel Spurious, two books on Blanchot (Blanchot's Communism: Art, Philosophy, and the Political and Blanchot's Vigilance: Phenomenology, Literature, and the Ethical) and his blog Spurious.
Published January 26, 2011 by Melville House. 190 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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Two friends drink, walk in the English countryside, and talk (and talk and talk) in Iyer's playfully cerebral debut. The action—what there is of it—revolves around an unnamed Hindu narrator and his fr

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In Spurious, Lars Iyer, a blogger and Maurice Blanchot scholar, explores the absurd and dysfunctional extremes of male bonding.

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