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Puma

By: Wake, Paul(Edited by)

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Part of the The Irwell Edition of the Works of Anthony Burgess series
1526132737 / 9781526132734
Hardback
823.914
05/10/2018
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England
Science fiction
22 cm 280 pages
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Puma - disentangled from the three-part structure of The End of the World News and published here for the first time in its intended format - is Anthony Burgess's lost science fiction novel.

Set some way into the future, the story details the crushing of the planet Earth by a heavyweight intruder from a distant galaxy - the dreaded Puma.

It is a visceral book about the end of history as man has known it.

Despite its apocalyptic theme, its earthquakes and tidal waves, murder and madness, Puma is a gloriously-comic novel, steeped in the rich literary heritage of a world soon to be extinguished and celebrating humanity in all its squalid glory.

In Burgess's hands this meditation on destruction, mitigated by the hope of salvation for a select few, becomes powerful exploration of friendship, violence, literature and science at the end of the world. -- .

BIC:

DSK Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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