The Song of Percival Peacock by Russell Edson

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A playful, complex novel of banter between servant and master. Edson is the author of The Reason the Closet-Man Is Never Sad.
 

About Russell Edson

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Russell Edson is a playwright, novelist, and poet. He is the author of eighteen previous poetry collections, including The Tormented Mirror, The Reason Why the Closet-Man is Never Sad, The Wounded Breakfast: Ten Poems, and The Tunnel: Selected Poems.
 
Published July 1, 1992 by Coffee House Press. 125 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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`I'm not yelling at you, I'm yelling because I'm nervous,' yelled the Caretaker'') to low humor (Peacock becomes Hardcock, Praecox, etc.) to Percival's application of logic and elevated diction to chaos and illogic.

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Poet and novelist Edson ( Tick-Tock ) has a considerable cult following, but this slight novel won't add to his reputation.

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