Burgess, Anthony Wanting Seed

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Wanting Seed

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"The Wanting Seed" is a Malthusian comedy about the strange world that overpopulation will produce. Tristram Foxe and his wife, Beatrice-Joanna, live in their skyscraper world of spacelessness where official family limitation glorifies homosexuality ("It's Sapiens to be Homo"). This time of the near future is eventually transformed into a chaos of cannibalistic dining-clubs, fantastic fertility rituals, and wars without enemies. "The Wanting Seed" is a novel both extravagantly funny and grimly serious.

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Tristram Foxe and his wife, Beatrice-Joanna, live in their skyscraper world where official family limitation glorifies homosexuality. Eventually, their world is transformed into a chaos of cannibalistic dining-clubs, fantastic fertility rituals, and wars without anger. It is a novel both extravagantly funny and grimly serious.

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"Wildly and fantastically funny... Here too is all the usual rich exuberance of Mr. Burgesss vocabulary, his love of quotations and literary allusions... A remarkable and brilliantly imagined novel, vital and inventive."

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