The Weirdest 1960s Novel of Them All
What exactly is Giles Goat-Boy?
The book's author, John Barth, later called it "the first American postmodern novel." Others have read it as allegory or science fiction or magical realism or Cold War satire. Life magazine, labelled Giles Goat-Boy "a black comedy to offend everyone." On the other hand, a tech savvy reader of the present day, noting the pr…
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