The Paul Chowder Chronicles

The Paul Chowder Chronicles

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TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME, BOTH OF NICHOLSON BAKERa€™S BRILLIANT NOVELS FEATURING BELOVED HERO AND POET PAUL CHOWDER A New York Times notable book and a national bestseller, Nicholson Bakera€™s The Anthologist introduces his quirkiest and most unforgettable protagonist yet, the a€œerudite, unpretentious, and often hilariousa€ (The New Yorker) Paul Chowder. Chowder really needs to write an introduction to his new anthology of verse, Only Rhymea€”ita€™s the first work his editor has sent him in monthsa€”but hea€™s having a hard time getting started. Not only is his career floundering, but his girlfriend, Roz, just moved out. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Chowder cana€™t keep his mind from drifting to the sufferings of the great poets, from Tennyson and Yeats to Roethke, Merwin, to every poet whoa€™s been published in The New Yorker. As he ponders the strange power and musicality of language, and adjusts to his newly single life, Chowdera€™s introduction slowly but surely begins to take shape. A wholly entertaining and beguiling love story, and the first novel in the chronicles of Paul Chowdera€”which is followed by Traveling Sprinkler in this same volumea€”The Anthologist is a€œa loving and superbly witty homage to poetryand to lifea€ (The Boston Globe).A slightly different feeling in your tongue matches with a different sound coming out ofyour mouth and a different sensation of muscular control ... Your eyes dart left. Yourfist suddenly goes boing! Sticks out. Head swivels. Whoa. Back arch. Leg. Sudden diaper squirt. ... Whenyou cry you get results, and when yousuck youget milk, and when you go a€œNnnnnng!a€ the face above you smiles and goes a€œa#39; Nnnnng, a#39;anbsp;...

Title:The Paul Chowder Chronicles
Author:Nicholson Baker
Publisher:Penguin - 2014-10-09


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