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Giles Goat-boy, or the revised new syllabus

John Barth

Giles Goat-boy, or the revised new syllabus

by John Barth

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Published by Fawcett in Greenwich (Conn.) .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published New York: Doubleday, 1966. Reprinted by agreement.

StatementJohn Barth.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxvi, 41-766p. ;
Number of Pages766
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17088890M

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Giles Goat-Boy: Or, The Revised New Syllabus is a combination of a number of literary forms. It is an allegory in which the twentieth century world is seen as a huge university, the West Campus. Giles Goat-Boy, or, The Revised New Syllabus () Lost in the Funhouse: Fiction for Print, Tape, Live Voice (stories) () Chimera (three linked novellas) ()Genre: Postmodernism, metafiction.

More editions of Giles goat-boy;: Or, The revised new syllabus: Giles goat-boy;: Or, The revised new syllabus: ISBN () Hardcover, Doubleday, So "Giles Goat-Boy" is a sort of New Testament (actually subtitled "The Revised New Syllabus") which tells the story of a hero-to-be, a goat-boy whose life fits the pattern of mythical heroes and prophets yes, it's that "heroic pattern" that John Barth later explores in "Chimera.".


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Or considerably worse for have staggered through /5. Giles Goat Boy is allegorical epic in which the "the University" serves as a microcosm of the universe, and where "Graduation" or "Commencement" represents some notion of enlightenment, liberation, earthly salvation.

Though colored by lively historical satire and heroic farce, the book's themes are ultimately existential, even by: Giles Goat-Boy, in full Giles Goat-Boy; or, The Revised New Syllabus, satiric allegorical novel by John Barth, published in The book is set in a vast university that is a symbol for the world.

The novel’s protagonist, Billy Bockfuss (also called George Giles, the goat-boy), was raised with herds of goats on a university farm after being found as a baby in the bowels of the giant West Written: the daunting but suitably rapturous subtitle: The Revised New Syllabus of George Giles our Grand Tutor).

All the theology—and everything else in this novel—gets turned into campus politics. The universe, in Giles Goat-Boy, is a university, and the different regimes are competing colleges, with a a Cold War (or 'quiet riot') persisting.

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GILES GOAT-BOY OR, THE REVISED NEW SYLLABUS. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., Octavo, cloth. First edition. One of numbered copies signed by Barth. "A fabulation in which the world is a university and the hero an experimental embodiment of the theriomorphic image of human nature. A clever satire, very much the product of its time.

Giles Goat-Boy (or The Revised New Syllabus of George Giles our Grand Tutor) is a novel written by John Barth.

It is a satire and allegory of the American campus culture of the time. A paperback edition was issued in Garden City, N.Y. by Anchor Books in with ISBN 0. Giles Goat-boy, Or, The Revised New Syllabus (Book): Barth, John: In this outrageously farcical adventure, hero George Giles sets out to conquer the terrible Wescac computer system that threatens to destroy his community in this brilliant fantasy of theology, sociology, and sex (Time).

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Giles Goat Boy, Or, The Revised New Syllabus (Mass Market Paperback) Published by Panther Books Ltd Mass Market Paperback, pages. Giles the goat-boy, also known as George Giles, was reared on a goat farm by a keeper. whose teachings have been codified in a Revised New. Barth's next novel, Giles Goat-Boy; Or, the Revised New Syllabus (), managed to be even stranger than its predecessor.

With some simplification, it may be described as an allegorical gospel about a half-man half-goat who discovers his humanity and becomes a savior in a university that represents the universe.the fictional speculations of John Barth’s campus novel Giles Goat-Boy or, The Revised New Syllabus.

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