Burnside, John The Dumb House

ISBN 13: 9780099582717

The Dumb House

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The deeply disturbed narrator creates a twisted variant of the mythical Persian "Gang Mahal" or Dumb House, where babies are raised in silence in order to discover whether language is innate or acquired. His own children succeed in developing a language, for which he extracts an appalling revenge.

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In Persian myth, it is said Akbar the Great once built a palace which he filled with newborn children, attended by mutes, in order to learn whether language is innate or acquired. Burnside provides a modern-day repetition of Akbar's investigations.


"Strange and brilliant" New York Times "Exceptional beauty" Times Literary Supplement

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Burnside, John
Published by VINTAGE (RAND) (1998)
ISBN 10: 0099582716 ISBN 13: 9780099582717
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(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description VINTAGE (RAND), 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099582716

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