Robert Coover

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Robert Coover has been described by The New York Times as, “one of America’s quirkiest writers, if by ‘quirky’ we mean an unwillingness to abide by ordinary fictional rules and a conviction that a novel is primarily a verbal artifact unconvertible to other media.” His novel, The Public Burning, is a long and fantastic fictional account of the events surrounding the executions for espionage of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg in 1952, whose principal narrator identifies himself as the then-Vice President of the United States, Richard Milhous Nixon. His other publications include Spanking the Maid, Gerald’s Party, Pinocchio in Venice, and Briar Rose.



Robert Coover elsewhere on Lannan.org

Robert Coover, 2000, (Literary: Awards, Fellowships, and Grants)
Robert Coover with Michael Silverblatt, 2006, (Events)

Robert Coover Lannan Podcast Episodes

Robert Coover with Michael Silverblatt, 11 October 2006 - Audio


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