Albert Angelo (Paperback)
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Albert Angelo (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 14/02/2013
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With an introduction by the writer Toby Litt.

The eponymous Albert is an architect by training but a supply teacher out of necessity. Feeling that he is failing at both, and haunted by a failed love affair, he begins to question what he wants to achieve. Using a number of original narrative techniques Johnson attempts to reproduce life (and its travails) as closely as possible through fiction, while at the same time revelling in the impossibility of such a task.

A passionate advocate for the avant-garde, B S Johnson said of the acerbically comic and exuberant Albert Angelo that it was where he 'really discovered what he should be doing'. And on page 163 of this extraordinary book is one of the most surprising lines in English fiction. But you should start at the beginning.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447200376
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 138 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A most gifted writer -- Samuel Beckett
The future of the novel depends on people like B. S. Johnson -- Anthony Burgess
Albert Angelo has moments of comedy as good as anything produced in the past fifty years * Guardian *

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“This is real life.”

'Albert Angelo' has very little in the way of a plot, Albert is an architect, or at least wants to be, working in the meantime as a supply teacher. He lives in a bedsit, chats to his best friend on long... More

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