Narcisse on a Tightrope

Editora: Dalkey Archive Press Data de lançamento: 2021-04-13

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For seventeen years, Narcisse Dieze, chronic sufferer of a mysterious condition called"e;cerebral rheumatism"e;; has lived in the protective confines of a psychiatric hospital. Therehe has been attended by a contingent of nurses, for whom he has obligingly fathered somewherebetween thirty-five and one hundred seventy-one children. (No one knows the exact number.)But the doctors abruptly decide that he is cured and prod him to reenter the outside world. Narcisse is floored, yet he gradually summons the will to try. What follows is an account of thisnave and timid patient's adventures in the realm of the so-called sane. An endearing misfit in thetradition of Walter Mitty and Forrest Gump, Narcisse is destined to totter precariously on thehighwire of his existence. Will we see him fall?A quirky fable that pokes holes in the accepted mental health verities and pleads for a touch ofmadness. With an introduction by Warren Motte.

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Gênero: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Typo: EPub

ISBN: 9781628973815

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Gênero: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Typo: EPub

ISBN: 9781628973815

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