The Secondary Colors by Alexander Theroux
Three Essays

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A collection of three erudite meditations on purple, orange, and green--the second volume in a trilogy including The Primary Colors and Black & White--encompasses poetry, song, fable, gossip, and a gallimaufry of trivia.

About Alexander Theroux

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Alexander Theroux is the author of three highly regarded novels--"Three Wogs, Darconville's Cat", and "An Adultery"--and of several books of essays, fables, and poetry. He lives in West Barnstable, Massachusetts, with his wife, artist Sarah Son.
Published April 1, 1996 by Henry Holt & Co. 256 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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His prose, in particular, tends to a garish purple, full of archaisms gleaned from Shakespeare 101: ``Orange is a bold, forritsome color.'' Though he tends to an eerie kind of death-of-the-author absence, he occasionally veers into obtrusiveness, including attacks on his critics, a churlish dig a...

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Novelist Theroux's intoxicating essays on orange, purple and green--one essay per color--comprise a logical sequel to his popular The Primary Colors.

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