'Paul stepped off the curb and got hit by a truck. He didn't know what it was that hit him at first, but now, here on his back, under the truck, there could be no doubt.' This is one of 50 original and exciting books of short stories, publishing in February to celebrate half a century of Penguin Modern Classics. This book contains: "Romance of the Thin Man and the Fat Lady", "The Babysitter", and "A Pedestrian Accident".
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Robert Lowell Coover was born in Iowa, 1932. Between studying undergraduate Slavic Studies and a Masters degree in Humanities he served in the US Navy. His novels and short stories address communism and US politics, none more so than his most famous work, The Public Burning (1977), in which he also employs the technique of magic realism. He is currently an author and professor in the Literary Arts program at Brown University, splitting his time between the USA and London. He is one of America's pioneering postmodernists.
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Book Description Penguin books, limited, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0141195924