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Bedlam Burning Geoff Nicholson 1585672394 9781585672394 In Bedlam Burning, Geoff Nicholson turns his satirical gaze to the ivy covered walls of academia and the rubber rooms of an insane asylum. It all starts at Cambridge University, in the rooms of
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Bedlam Burning by Geoff Nicholson

In Bedlam Burning, Geoff Nicholson turns his satirical gaze to the ivy covered walls of academia and the rubber rooms of an insane asylum. It all starts at Cambridge University, in the rooms of Dr. John Bentley, a don famous for his book burning parties-a little, active symbolic literary criticism-where guests are invited to incinerate books. It is at one such party that Gregory Collins, brilliant but unprepossessing, meets Mike Smith, a handsome classmate. When Collinss first novel, The Wax Man, is accepted for publication, he convinces Smith to take his place on the book jacket. As a result, it is Smith rather than Collins who receives the offer to be writer-in-residence at the asylum run by Dr. James Kincaid, whose obscure therapeutic philosophy centers on the soothing powers of literature. When Smith compiles a book of the inmates writings, and it becomes a literary success, this comedy of errors threatens to become a tragedy. Bedlam Burning is genuinely comic, and genuinely serious . . . Nicholson has managed to create an acidic and intelligent novel of ideas and idiots. (Scotland on Sunday) One of English literatures premier purveyors of black humor (Time Out

Author: Geoff Nicholson

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: Overlook Books

Publication Date: 2002-02-18

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Geoff Nicholson (Edition: 1st) Hardcover