The Wrestler's Cruel Study (Paperback)

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Wrestling, kidnapping, subplots from the Brothers Grimm, and a young man's search for his missing fiancee are only some of the elements of Stephen Dobyns's dazzling new novel.

Fun and puns mingle with daring make-believe. Larger-than-life characters play out the crucial human questions: How do we live? How do we handle our demons?

About the Author

Stephen Dobyns is a poet and a novelist. He holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He has taught at various academic institutions, including Sarah Lawrence College, the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers, the University of Iowa, Syracuse University, and Boston University. He currently resides in Rhode Island.

Praise For…

Stirs together Nietzschean philosophy, professional wrestling, fairy-tale scenarios and Gnostic speculation to produce what is at once a darkly humorous and gravely unsettling work of imagination.
— Sven Birkerts - New York Times Book Review

Unlike any other book any of us will read this year, or next year, or the year after. . . . Dobyns is one of our most original, daring, and gifted writers.
— Robert Boswell

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393312126
ISBN-10: 0393312127
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: February 17th, 1995
Pages: 430
Language: English

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