All this came to mind recently when I picked up a novel I’d been meaning to read for many years, John Barth’s The Sot-Weed Factor. Reading. The Sot-Weed Factor. John Barth. “This is Barth’s most distinguished masterpiece . This modern classic is a hilarious tribute to all the most insidious human vices. ii 1 03 THE SOX-WEED FACTOR by John Barth THE FI-OATINC OPFJRA THE KKI> OF XJfcUE ROAJD THJ SOT-‘WJeKO FACTOR The SOT-WEED.

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She doesn’t say so, but I really hope Mrs. He is also the author of Madonna of the Toastwefd look at the cultural ramifications of unexpected religious and secular icons.

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Now Ebenezer Cooke’s servant, Bertrand, an unreliable rogue, is a little distance behind him ‘watching with undisguised avidity. In Plymouth, Henry leaves Ebenezer, who is terrified by a sinister pair of seamen called Skye and Scurry who declare that they are pursuing a man by the facctor of Ebenezer Cooke.

History of Wedding Gowns. Effexor, Wellbutrin, Paxil, Zoloft, Prozac: The Poseidon is captured by pirates led by a Captain Pound, and Ebenezer and Bertrand are taken on board their ship, which then attacks another ship, kohn Cyprian, which is loaded with prostitutes.

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What knowledge is it that is root and stem of all? Apr 30, Mala rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Anna falls pregnant, but is saved from disgrace when Joan and her child die in childbirth and Anna’s child is reared as Ebenezer’s. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The Sot-Weed Factor is an entirely different type of novel.

Burlingame’s suggestion for vegetables and penis will ruin this vegetarian’s appetite. I put it aside, and I forgot it, except to factr it online from the Port Washington liberry. At the next settlement, Ebenezer witnesses a chaotic outdoor court in session.

And so it began. Stutz does an admirable job of elucidating the chemical processes that were at work in his brain, which was, without the help of the meds, running a serotonin deficit.

Swords and Sog I have my favourite novelists, just as I have my favourite novels. Eve is never done paying the price of seduction it seems. The Laureateship causes multiple problems. I got really damned bored reading about stuff that just happened as if I had read about it years ago in an earlier volume when I hadn’t because it was the same book that I was reading at that time I read it while waiting all day and into night for emergency car service.

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Billy Rumbly arrives and is astonished to hear that his father and lost brother are still alive, but sto reluctant to wedd steps to prevent the imminent conflict with the Indians and slaves. I just didn’t feel anything at all. Our national currency shall be poetry, and ALL of the elected officials shall be elected through eating contests, Kobaysahi shall reign forever!

The characters are many, but primarily Ebenezer Cooke, his twin sister, Faftor, and Henry Wedd, a complex man of many guises. That said, the cover story of this month’s Harper’s”Manufacturing Depression: Oh, and thanks for the tip on James Crumley…sounds like a must-read. Barth became intrigued with the literary device known as the frame tale, in which a character in a story narrates the story. What happens when the quick fix goes bad?

From the foreword I learned that The Sot-Weed Factor was originally published in the summer ofwhen Barth was just 30, exactly 50 years before I finally came to it. Dec 17, Simon Robs rated it it was amazing.

Here’s the opening line: Ebenezer and Anna discover that Badth is their former nurse and that Henrietta is their half-sister.

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