I Hear Voices (cloth)
- Author: Ableman, Paul
- Binding: Clothbound with Mylar Jacket
- Pages: 224
- Size: 6 x 9"
- Pub. Year: 1990
- ISBN: 0-929701-05-4
- In Stock: Yes
Available in paperback: Add to CartAt once confined and liberated by his madness, the hero and narrator of I Hear Voices takes us on journeys through his private, transfigured city. The vehicle is his own deranged mind, fueled by the absurdities of modern life. Lovers of Beckett and Ionesco will recognize much in Paul Abelman's world, where the fantastic and the real coexist in a hilarious, disquieting detente. This first American edition brings to a new audience a literary masterpiece which was originally published in 1958 by Olympia Press in Paris; and, in fact, Maurice Girodias, who was also responsible for first issuing Lolita and The Ginger Man, claimed that I Hear Voices was the book that gave him the greatest pleasure to publish.
"Exceptionally funny, in its dialogue, eccentric characters and dead-pan style."
-- Washington Post Book World
Guardian obituary, 2006: Inspired by Kafka and Beckett
Novelist, playwright, screenwriter, Paul Ableman was born in 1927 in Leeds, England. He has published five novels. The play "Green Julia" was a notable success at the 1965 Edinburgh Festival, leading to an additional career writing plays for radio, television, and the stage. He has been chief fiction reviewer for...