Doctor Criminale

Malcolm Bradbury

Doctor Criminale

Doctor Criminale

  • Title: Doctor Criminale
  • Author: Malcolm Bradbury
  • ISBN: 9780330390347
  • Page: 479
  • Format: Paperback

Francis Jay, a nineties person, embarks on a quest to find one of the greatest philosophers and thinkers of the modern age, the elusive Dr Bazlo Criminale From European congress to congress, from woman to woman, from muse to muse he pursues the doctor, while the truth is slowly revealed.

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I cannot remember exact details about this book (even though I read it not too long ago) but I know that I enjoyed it. I chose it out of a lengthy list of books to write a term paper over because my professor kept talking about what a funny book it was. I am so glad that I chose it because a) it was very entertaining for a book that I had to write a term paper over and b) I think that writing on Doctor Criminale is what got me an "A" in that class! Apparently my professor had been friends with B [...]

In the introduction, the narrator recounts that a university lecturer had proved to me conclusively that all literature had been written by the wrong people, of the wrong class, race and gender, for entirely the wrong reasons. I'd read this quote in one of the papers as part of a class when I was at uni, so I bought and read the book with recounts the narrator's pursuit of and attempts to interview and thus profile Doctor Criminale, an academic with almost mystical stature in whatever field he w [...]

I see one review says this is 'a little dated'. Well, so is Shakespeare, Dickens, Goethe, etc etc. It was written from the perspective as it was then, and none the worse for that.Very amusing, beautifully drawn characters. Lavinia, producer for the proposed TV programme which starts the narrator on hos quest for the eponymous Dr, Criminale. Living the high life on the money advanced for the production. Professor Codicil of Vienna who seems to spend his life on the conference circuit, never teach [...]

Роман длинный, неспешный, вдумчивый. Читать его надо очень внимательно, никуда не торопясь, получая удовольствие от стиля автора. Вот только для меня в конце этого удовольствия стало слишком много:). Мне стало немного скучно.

not finish but i like here words:playful both in style and language. His best known novel The History Man, published in 1975, is a dark satire of academic life in the "glass and steel" universities – the then-fashionable newer

Not the best, but quotable:There are no travelers now, only tourists. A traveler comes to see a reality that is there already. A tourist only comes to see a reality invented for him, in which he conspires.

Maybe a little dated (c. 1992). But an interesting view of the postmodern Europe from an early 1990's perspective.

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