Double or Nothing. A Real Fictitious DiscourseWydawnictwo: Two Ravens Press
“Double or Nothing” is a concrete novel – one in witch the words become physical materials on this page. Each page has a shape: it has been made into a picture. The words move, cluster, jostle and collide in a tour de force of puns, parodies and imitations. Within these starling and playful structures, Federman develops two characters and two narratives. The first deals with the narrator and...
Within these starling and playful structures, Federman develops two characters and two narratives. The first deals with the narrator and his effort to make the book; the second deals with the story that the narrator intends to tell: the story of a young man clearly emerges from his obsessions, and madly transfixing details – noodles, toothpaste, a first subway ride, a sock full of dollars – become milestones in the young man’s discovery of America. These details, combined with the desperation of the characters, create a book that is both hilarious and frightening.
“Double or Nothing”, a classic of innovative fiction, challenges not only the way that we read fiction, but the way that we see words.
The original edition of “Double or Nothing” won the Frances Steloff Fiction Prize and the Panache Experimental Fiction Prize: the German translation won two literary prizes. This is a new edition of the novel, with a Preface by the author.
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