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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Watchmen,
  • Fiction

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Edition Notes

Statementtranslated by Gerald Gillespie
ContributionsGillespie, Gerald, 1933-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPT1823.B65 N313 2014
The Physical Object
Paginationxli, 162 pages
Number of Pages162
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27168370M
ISBN 10022614142X, 022614156X
ISBN 109780226141428, 9780226141565
LC Control Number2014008635
OCLC/WorldCa870097958

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First published in German in , under the nom de plume?Bonaventura,” The Nightwatches of Bonaventura is a dark, twisted, and comic novel, one part Poe and one part Beckett. The narrator and antihero is not Bonaventura but a night watchman named Kreuzgang, a failed poet, actor, and puppeteer who claims to be the spawn of the devil himself.   A common theme in this oddly modern book is the failure of idealism and the shipwreck of dreams An essential read for anyone interested in Gothic literature or Romanticism. Spectator. The Nightwatches of Bonaventura is a comic novel that exudes mystery. From the dark and disturbing musings of its shadowy protagonist, the nightwatchman Pages: First published in German in , under the nom de plume “Bonaventura,” The Nightwatches of Bonaventura is a dark, twisted, and comic novel, one part Poe and one part narrator and anti-hero is not Bonaventura, but a night watchman named Kreuzgang, a failed poet, actor, and puppeteer who claims to be the spawn of the devil himself/5.   First published in German in , under the nom de plume “Bonaventura,” The Nightwatches of Bonaventura is a dark, twisted, and comic novel, one part Poe and one part Beckett. The narrator and antihero is not Bonaventura but a night watchman named Kreuzgang, a failed poet, actor, and puppeteer who claims to be the spawn of the devil himself/5(3).

The Nightwatches of Bonaventura. by Bonaventura. First Nightwatch. The night hour struck; I wrapped myself in my quixotic disguise, took in hand the pike and horn, went out into the gloom, and called out the hour, afer I had protected myself against the evil spirits with a sign of the cross. because in the books you read, so many lose their.   The Nightwatches of Bonaventura. translated by Gerald Gillespie. University of Chicago Press, Really this is the sort of book that should be presented in vellum with a metal clasp, plenty of.   The Nightwatches of Bonaventura translated by Gerald Gillespie University of Chicago Press, pp, £, ISBN: In the early 19th century, the Romantic movement was in full swing across Europe. Literary criticism and a reference guide to Bonaventura's extratextual sources are combined in this interpretation of the Nachtwachen as a menippea - the satiric subgenre dealing with the discrepancy between ideals and realities in the encyclopedic pursuit of ultimate truth. The seemingly random profusion of interspersed names, hints, and allusions has been decoded .

Bonaventura, trans. from the German by Gerald Gillespie. Univ. of Chicago, $16 trade paper (p) ISBN Explore books by Bonaventura with our selection at Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £ First published in German in , under the nom de plume “Bonaventura,” The Nightwatches of Bonaventura is a dark, twisted, and comic novel, one part Poe and one part narrator and antihero is not Bonaventura but a night watchman named Kreuzgang, a failed poet, actor, and puppeteer who claims to be the spawn of the devil himself/5(). First published in German in , under the nom de plume “Bonaventura,” The Nightwatches of Bonaventura is a dark, twisted, and comic novel, one part Poe and one part Beckett. The narrator and antihero is not Bonaventura but a night watchman named Kreuzgang, a failed poet, actor, and puppeteer who claims to be the spawn of the devil himself.