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wreckage of Agathon

John Gardner

wreckage of Agathon

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Published by Ballantine Books in New York .
Written in English


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Statement[by] John Gardner
The Physical Object
Pagination279 p.
Number of Pages279
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14601145M

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At the end of the book, Agathon achieves a certain level of freedom from who he is, in death, while hopefully revealing truths early enough to the "Peeker", who was his pupil."The Wreckage of Agathon" appears to be a metaphor for the life that he left in ruin and for the impact he had on a political system by virtue of the fact that he had existed and by: 1.

The chief virtue of The Wreckage of Agathon is that it avoids the obvious temptations of easy relevance in favor of a more complex view of the nature of good and evil.

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Captivating and imaginative, The Wreckage of Agathon is a tribute to author John Gardner's passion for ancient storytelling and those universal themes that span the course of all human civilization. Captivating and imaginative, The Wreckage of Agathon is a tribute to author John Gardner’s passion for ancient storytelling and those universal themes that span the course of all human civilization.

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Mad, raving old men with elegant pasts can make lunacy worth listening to--like a Shakespearean king or Mr. Gardner's Agathon, a self-styled seer holding forth at the time of the ascendance of Sparta. Again as in his Resurrection () Mr.

Gardner is concerned with rummaging among the meatier matters of human existence--the nature. Through the minds of these imprisoned scribes, the reader comes to know the life and loves of Agathon and the impact of the culminating wreckage of that experience on Peeker.

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John Champlin Gardner Jr. (J – Septem ) was an American novelist, essayist, literary critic and university professor. He is best known for his novel Grendel, a retelling of the Beowulf myth from the monster's point of mater: Washington University in St. Captivating and imaginative, The Wreckage of Agathon is a tribute to author John Gardner's passion for ancient storytelling and those universal themes that span.

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The wreckage of the novel is partly realized in Agathon’s inability to find satisfactory resolution of these two feminine roles or the larger reality they represent in his life. Just as Tuka. New York: Harper & Row, 8vo, cloth backed boards, d.w. New York: Harper & Row, First Edition. Fine.

Binding: Hardcover Dust Wrapper: Yes Condition: Fine. In just one example, Gass wrote of Gardner’s second published novel, that “The Wreckage of Agathon is one of the finest contemporary fictions.” For Gardner’s part, his often direct and scathing critiques of other writers often left some room to spare Gass–or at least to.

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THE WRECKAGE OF AGATHON. By John Gardner. pages. Harper & Row. $ Sometimes, one glimpses the author in the book's jacket copy, or in his reputation.

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Here he has used as a means of discovering man's unsavory ways that muzziest of monsters, Grendel, from the Beowulf chronicle. As in the original, Grendel is a bewildering combination of amorphous threats and grisly specifics — he.

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Harper & Row, 1st Edition/1st Printing. Condition:Very Good in aVery Good dust jacket. slight bumping to spine ends, a few shallow abrasions along rear panel of boards near spine, previous owner book-plate affixed to interior front boards; nick to DJ top front corner, slight rubbing to DJ rear Seller Rating: % positive.

the sunlight dialogues User Review - Kirkus Metaphysical novelist Gardner has traveled from ancient Greece (The Wreckage of Agathon, ) and Beowulf (Grendel, ) to contemporary upstate N.Y., this time with a variegated cast which reflects 4/5(3). Looking for historical fiction without the romance novel.

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Quotations by Author. Agathon ( BC - BC) Showing quotations 1 to 2 of 2 total: Even God cannot change the past. Agathon This only is denied to God: the power to undo the past. Agathon, from Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics - More quotations on: .