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Title:

Cretan Teat, The
 

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Genres:

Contemporary
Mature

Editions:

# Date Publisher Binding Cover
1 2001-00-00 House of Stratus, London  

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Blurb: 
The Cretan Teat is Brian Aldiss" most ribald novel since The Hand Reared Boy. He presents us with an alarming narrative involving the discovery of a Byzantine painting of the Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary suckling the infant Jesus: a fake icon becomes an instrument of nemesis. The narrator is a randy but unfortunate author who intrudes in his own story. This clever tale, which smacks of both Pirandello and post-modernism, walks a tightrope between hilarity and tragedy. As such it bears the true Aldissian hallmarks, as muff-diving and nose-diving to disaster alternate to powerful effect.

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