THE CAPTAIN AND THE GLORY - AN ENTERTAINMENT

THE CAPTAIN AND THE GLORY - AN ENTERTAINMENT

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A savage satire of the United States in the throes of insanity, this blisteringly funny novel tells the story of a noble ship, the Glory , and the loud, clownish, and foul Captain who steers it to the brink of disaster. When the decorated Captain of a great ship descends the gangplank for the final time, a new leader, a man with a yellow feather in his hair, vows to step forward. Though he has no experience, no knowledge of nautical navigation or maritime law, and though he has often remarked he doesn't much like boats, he solemnly swears to shake things up. Together with his band of petty thieves and confidence men known as the Upskirt Boys, the Captain thrills his passengers, writing his dreams and notions on the cafeteria wipe-away board, boasting of his exemplary anatomy, devouring cheeseburgers, and tossing overboard anyone who displeases him. Until one day a famous pirate, long feared by passengers of the Glory but revered by the Captain for how phenomenally masculine he looked without a shirt while riding a horse, appears on the horizon . . . Absurd, hilarious, and all too recognizable, The Captain and the Glory is a wicked farce of contemporary America only Dave Eggers could dream up.



Rayons : Littérature générale > Littérature générale

  • EAN

    9780525659082

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    114 Pages

  • Longueur

    19.7 cm

  • Largeur

    13.4 cm

  • Poids

    232 g

  • Distributeur

    Olf

  • Support principal

    Grand format

Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers est l'éditeur de la revue McSweeney's et l'auteur de deux romans traduits en français, Une œuvre déchirante d'un génie renversant et, aux Editions Gallimard, Suive qui peut (2003). Il a créé à San Francisco 826 Valencia, une fondation à but non lucratif qui vient en aide aux enfants pauvres.

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