Traveling Sprinkler: A Novel

Traveling Sprinkler: A Novel

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Paul Chowder, the poet protagonist of Nicholson Baker’s widely acclaimed novel The Anthologist, is turning fifty-five and missing his ex-girlfriend, Roz, rather desperately.

As he approaches the dreaded birthday, Paul is uninspired by his usual artistic outlet (although he’s pleased that his poetry anthology, Only Rhyme, is selling “steadily”). Putting aside poetry in favor of music, and drawing on his classical bassoon training, Paul turns instead to his… (more)

Editorial reviews (8 reviews)

Beyond the pleasantness on an observational and linguistic level, and the possibility of pleasantness in the overall build of the book, there’s a sort of spiritual pleasantness, a pleasantness of philosophy.

[T]he focus here is on Paul himself --- on his vulnerabilities, his eager preoccupations, and his ongoing attempts to connect: with himself, with his art, and with others.

In sparkling and witty prose, Baker reminds readers why he's one of the masters of the contemporary novel.

Book Details  

Publisher: The Penguin Press (September 17, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 304 pages

File size: 509 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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