By John Hawkes
The Cannibal used to be John Hawkes's first novel, released in 1949.
"No synopsis conveys the standard of this now recognized novel approximately an hallucinated Germany in cave in after global warfare II. John Hawkes, in his look for a method to go beyond outworn modes of fictional realism, has came upon a a hugely unique process for objectifying the perennial degradation of mankind inside a context of fantasy.... Nowhere has the nightmare of human terror and the deracinated sensibility been extra consciously analyzed than in The Cannibal. but one is familiar with all through that such research proceeds in simple terms when it comes to a resolutely devoted humanism." - Hayden Carruth
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