Requiem

American Literature Series
Curtis White

Requiem is a darkly comic novel about what it means to be human in a culture obsessed with sex and death. With a structure loosely based on the Mass for the Dead, this ambitious novel includes letters-to-the-editor, an e-mail correspondence with a porn queen, scenes from the lives of classical musicians, and retellings of biblical stories. In the process, White charts the rise and fall of the Human from the Bible (pre-human), to the Enlightenment (the invention of the human), to the digital age (post-human).

In an America where everyone—including a well-known NPR interviewer—keeps a secret website, and where a modern Prophet can only weep at the stories he hears, Requiem reveals our past, present and future with wit, sadness, and complete honesty.

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Publication: American Literature Series
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of pages: 288
ISBN-13: 9781564783080
GTIN13: 9781564783080
Publication date: 10/1/2001
Language: eng
List price: $13.95