MirrorontheFloor

Mirror on the Floor (Anvil Press) [電子書籍版]
George Bowering

1,251円(税込)

獲得ポイント:


初めての方限定!1冊無料クーポンプレゼント!
初めての方限定!1冊無料クーポンプレゼント!

紙書籍版も取り扱ってます!

楽天Kobo 電子書籍版 Mirror on the Floor 1,251円
紙書籍版 Mirror on the Floor 4,043円

商品基本情報

商品説明

Reissued as part of Anvil Press's Lost BC Literature series

Set in Vancouver in the mid-1960s, Mirror on the Floor focuses on one summer in the life of UBC grad student Bob Small and his roommate, George Delsing.

They spend their time carousing the downtown eastside and engaging in conversations with the old-timersーdockworkers, unemployed loggers, and retired seamen. They study, smoke cigarettes, endure tedious summer jobs, bombard one another with philosophical banter, and strike out on near nightly adventures in Small’s “poor old over-traveled yellow Morris Minor” to the pubs and late-night diners up and down East Hastings and along Main Street.

And it is on one such evening that Bob Small encounters a mysterious and troubled young woman outside the city lock-up. Her name is Andrea and he can’t seem to shakeーor understandーthe inexplicable attraction he feels for her; and from this night on, like a smoky apparition, Andrea is everywhere: the library, the coffee houses, the bars, the street, and Bob Small is slowly and inevitably pulled into her orbit, an orbit that spins on a tragic and ever-tightening inward coil.

Mirror on the Floor vividly evokes the Vancouver of the mid- to late-1960s, a Vancouver where neon signs still shimmered on the rain-soaked streets and Theatre Row bustled with excited movie-goers.

Originally published in 1967 by McClelland and Stewart, Mirror on the Floor was the first novel from an emerging young writer named George Bowering. Now with over 100 publications to his credit, we are proud to be reissuing Bowering’s debut novel.

Praise for Mirror on the Floor:

BC Books for Everybody Pick

Gift Book Pick, Quill & Quire

"I have never read a novel which evoked the flavour of a Canadian city so successfully. Vancouver, the smell and feel of its fog, the beaches, the bridges, Stanley Park, the sleazy bars of the dock area are all absolutely there in a way that has been curiously difficult for other novelists to capture." (Phyllis Grosskurth, Saturday Night)

"His prose has a lilt and swing to itーhere is a man who listens to the sounds of the words he writes." (Lorne Parton, Vancouver Province)

“… Mirror on the Floor is a novel about a place. A decade ago in France, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Michel Butor and other choseistes created a small revolution in fiction by transferring attention from the character to the environment. The human beings in their novels became, as it were, membranes to receive impressions of objects in the outer world; the objects and not the people were given solidity. The choseistes too were over-deliberate, and it is hard now to read a novel by Robbe-Grillet as anything but an intellectual exercise. What Bowering has achieved is a humanization of the choseiste approach. The principal presence in Mirror on the Floor is undoubtedly Vancouver, a living growth like coral, in and out of whose chambers the characters move like reef fish. But, like the fish, they live on equal terms with the environment, not originating their destinies, but, as we all do, assisting in their un- folding.” ” (George Woodcock, Canadian Literature)

Most Anticipated Fiction, 49th Shelf

みんなのレビュー

この商品にはまだレビューがありません レビューを書く

紙書籍版のレビュー

この商品にはまだレビューがありません レビューを書く

楽天ブックスランキング情報

  • 週間ランキング

    ランキング情報がありません。

  • 日別ランキング

    ランキング情報がありません。

ご購入はこちらから

楽天Kobo電子書籍版

1,251円(税込)

お気に入りに追加
  • 電子書籍のお得なクーポン・キャンペーン

  • 人気コミックや最新の雑誌など!今すぐ読める無料作品をご紹介♪人気コミックや最新の雑誌など!今すぐ読める無料作品をご紹介♪
  • もっと見る
全品対象!
2017/9/21(木) 23:59まで
祝勝利!FCバルセロナ
エントリーで
ポイント2倍
全品対象!
2017/9/26(火) 23:59まで
500円以上購入で使える!
10%OFF
クーポン

最近チェックした商品

    ※表示を削除したい場合は閲覧履歴のページから削除お願いいたします

    ランキング:電子書籍

    ※1時間ごとに更新

    1. 1
      突然ですが、明日結婚します(8)
      電子書籍突然ですが、明日結婚します(8)

      宮園いづみ

      432円(税込)

    2. 2
      コウノドリ
      電子書籍コウノドリ

      鈴ノ木ユウ

      540円(税込)

    3. 3
      月刊少女野崎くん 9巻
      電子書籍月刊少女野崎くん 9巻

      椿いづみ

      540円(税込)

    4. 4
      きっと愛してしまうんだ。(4)
      電子書籍きっと愛してしまうんだ。(4)

      一井かずみ

      432円(税込)

    5. 5
      聖☆おにいさん SAINT☆YOUNG MEN
      電子書籍聖☆おにいさん SAINT☆YOUNG MEN

      中村光

      540円(税込)

    購入データ自動連携!楽天ブックス公式 無料 読書管理パプリ Readee

    関連する商品(紙書籍版)

    このページの先頭へ