Beyond Sleep

Author:   Willem Frederik Hermans ,  Ina Rilke
Publisher:   Overlook Press
ISBN:  

9781585675838


Pages:   308
Publication Date:   10 May 2007
Format:   Hardback
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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The young Dutch geologist Alfred Issendorf is determined to win fame for making a great discovery. To this end he joins a small geological expedition, which travels to the far North of Norway, where he hopes to prove a series of craters were caused by meteorites, but ultimately realizes he's more likely to drown in a fjord or be eaten by parasites. Unable to procure crucial aerial photographs, and beset by mosquitoes and insomnia in his freezing leaky tent, Alfred becomes increasingly desperate and paranoid. Haunted by the ghost of his scientist father, unable to escape the looming influence of his mother, and anxious to complete the thesis that will make his name, he moves toward the final act of vanity which will trigger a catastrophe. A deadpan comedy often subtly calling up the works of Heller or Vonnegut at their best, Beyond Sleep is a unique and illuminating examination of how hard it is to be a true pioneer in the modern world. Beyond Sleep is a masterpiece.

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Author:   Willem Frederik Hermans ,  Ina Rilke
Publisher:   Overlook Press
Imprint:   Overlook Press
Dimensions:   Width: 14.60cm , Height: 3.20cm , Length: 21.00cm
Weight:   0.340kg
ISBN:  

9781585675838


ISBN 10:   1585675830
Pages:   308
Publication Date:   10 May 2007
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Stock Indefinitely
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
Limited stock is available. It will be ordered for you and shipped pending supplier's limited stock.
Language:   Dutch & English

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