Straight White Male by John Niven PDF

By John Niven

ISBN-10: 0434022861

ISBN-13: 9780434022861

Another amazing comedian sature, yet Niven's such a lot obtainable yet.

Kennedy Marr is a novelist from the old fashioned. Irish, acerbic, and a borderline alcoholic and sex-addict, his mantra is drink not easy, write tough and check out to screw each lady you meet.

He's writing movie scripts in l. a., screwing, consuming and insulting his method via Californian society, but additionally being affected by writer's block and unpaid taxes. Then an answer provides itself -- Marr is to be the not going recipient of the W. F. Bingham Prize for remarkable Contribution to trendy Literature, an award worthy part one million kilos. however it doesn't come and not using a expense: he needs to spend a yr educating on the English collage the place his ex-wife and estranged daughter now reside. 

As Kennedy acclimatises to the sleepy campus, inspiring revulsion and worship in equivalent degree, he's compelled to think again his precarious way of life. exceptional because it could seem, there may truly be a father and a instructor lurking within this 'preening, narcissistic, priapic, sociopath'. Or is there...

Straight White Male is a no-holds-barred investigate the mid-life main issue and the modern male sexual psyche. it's a tremendous new satire from one in all Britain's sharpest writers.

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1). 41 Taplin 89–99, esp. 95. 42 Webster (1948) 25 observes that the obvious comparandum for the ‘Goose-Play’ scene discussed above is Women Celebrating the Thesmophoria after Inlaw has been captured and turned over to the Scythian archer for punishment, in which case the mysterious and seemingly off-stage Τραγοιδ is most naturally taken as a counterpart of the Aristophanic Euripides. 43 It is thus worth considering whether the apparent great success of Athenian ‘Middle Comedy’ in Sicily and Southern Italy was less the result of the gradual evolution of the genre than a cause of it, as poets began to write with an eye toward the interests of an audience broader than the one that filled the Theatre of Dionysus on local festival days.

Po. 1448a33–4 (on Chionides as a very early Athenian comic poet). For brief individual biographies of the poets included in this collection, see Appendix III. 44 45 Introduction 17 the remarks at Eq. 522–3 about his eagerness to entertain his audience by ‘plucking his lyre, flapping his wings, playing the Lydian, acting like a gall-insect, and dyeing himself in frog-colours’ (all once again presumably references to the costumes and behaviour of his choruses); but we know from other sources that he wrote two plays entitled Dionysus and another entitled The Female Grass-cutter (Ποα´στρια).

23 His arguments too, however, fail to hold up to close examination; see A16–A17 n. Aeschylus probably met Epicharmus when he visited Sicily, and might easily have brought copies of the plays back to Athens; and the Athenians were in constant commercial, political, and intellectual contact with the West throughout the fifth century. 24 The only other early fifth-century Syracusan literary figure of whom we have substantial knowledge is Sophron, an author of mimes said by the Suda (σ 893 = test. 1) to have been a contemporary of Euripides (480s–407/6) and the Persian king Xerxes (reigned 486–465).

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