Reading Games: An Aesthetics of Play in Flann O’Brien, Samuel Beckett, and Georges Perec

Scholarly Series
Kimberly Bohman-Kalaja

In Reading Games, Kimberly Bohman-Kalaja guides us through an entertaining and instructive exploration of a neglected genre of post-modernism, the Play-Text. Pioneered by authors such as Flann O’Brien, Samuel Beckett, and Georges Perec, Bohman-Kalaja’s book provides a fresh interpretive approach to understanding the Play-Text.

Providing insightful analysis of the game and play theories, and drawing from a wide range of ideas—from the thinking of the great philosophers to basic chess and poker strategies—Reading Games makes the world of experimental fiction accessible by unraveling, step-by-step, the innovative strategies of those authors who play reading games.

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Publication: Scholarly Series
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of pages: 238
ISBN-13: 9781564784735
GTIN13: 9781564784735
Publication date: 8/15/2007
Language: eng
List price: $34.95