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The Resource Five legs

Five legs

Label
Five legs
Title
Five legs
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
First published by Anansi in 1969, Five Legs was a breakthrough for Canadian experimental fiction, selling 1,000 copies in its first week. At the time Scott Symons wrote that "Five Legs has more potent writing in it, page for page, than any other young Canadian novel that I can think of." Or indeed any young American novel, including Pynchon and Farina. Five Legs is the subversive tale of two guilt-ridden young men, Lucan Crackell and Felix Oswald one a professor, the other his student caught in the grip of the North American Protestant ethic, with its emotional web-spinning and sexual torments. Gibson captures both their mortifications and their spirited resistance to all things WASP, themselves included, in stream-of-consciousness prose that is at once fluid, disjointed, and hilarious. Essential reading for any Canlit junkie, and quite a trip. This edition features a new introduction by Sean Kane
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1934-
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Gibson, Graeme
Dewey number
C813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
A List
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  • Gibson, Graeme
  • Canadian fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Five legs
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11380175
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
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
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781770892583
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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11380175
Publisher number
MWT11380175
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Five legs
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11380175
Publication
Distribution
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
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781770892583
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11380175
Publisher number
MWT11380175
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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