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Title:
Hot and cold.
Author:
Adler, Irving.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Revised edition.
Publication Information:
New York : J. Day Co., [1975]

[©1975]
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Summary:
Defines the properties and theories of heat and shows how scientists have learned to produce and measure extreme degrees of heat and cold.
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780381999902
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The Correspondence of Fradique Mendes--ostensibly letters, with arch introduction--actually ranges widely and revels in many forms of discourse. In this singular work originally published in 1900, one finds meditations, dialogues, observations, grand shifts in tone, occulted ironies, pastiches, lampoons, and an underlying hilarity throughout. Readers will be reminded of Ishmael's lofty digressions, of Ivan Karamazov's dialogues with his imaginary devil, of Flaubert's stylistic virtuosity, of Gogol's quiet comedy--and more. Fradique, at one point, disingenuously tells us he will never write a book because no language is capable of representing the real significance of anything. But Fradique's letters go on to offer us nearly everything, and they presciently anticipate much of what is rightly celebrated in the best of post-modern writing. A magnificent novel in a beautiful and deft translation that will entertain and delight with wit, intelligence and many surprises.