The Resource Against the country : a novel, Ben Metcalf, (ebook)

Against the country : a novel, Ben Metcalf, (ebook)

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Against the country : a novel
Title
Against the country
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ben Metcalf
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a voice both perfectly American and utterly new, Metcalf introduces the reader to Goochland County, Virginia--a land of stubborn soil, voracious insects, lackluster farms, and horrifying trees--and details one family's pitiful struggle to survive there. Eventually it becomes clear that Goochland is not merely the author's setting; it is a growing, throbbing menace that warps and scars every one of his characters' lives. Equal parts fiery criticism and icy farce, "Against the Country" is the most hilarious sermon one is likely to hear on the subject of our native soil, and the starkest celebration of the language our land produced. The result is a literary tour de force that raises the question: Was there ever a narrator, in all our literature, so precise, so far-reaching, so eloquently misanthropic, as the one encountered here?
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Metcalf, Ben
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.E8783
LC item number
A53 2014eb
Literary form
fiction
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Against the country : a novel, Ben Metcalf, (ebook)
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multicolored
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text
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Edition
First edition.
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1 online resource.
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online
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9780812996531
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3F188EC9-2D44-470C-AA85-919D308F6E79
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Label
Against the country : a novel, Ben Metcalf, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812996531
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
3F188EC9-2D44-470C-AA85-919D308F6E79
System control number
  • ocn897814837
  • (OCoLC)897814837

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