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4 edition of The flame alphabet found in the catalog.

The flame alphabet

Ben Marcus

The flame alphabet

by Ben Marcus

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  • 19 Currently reading

Published by Alfred A. Knopf in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Parent and child,
  • Communication in families,
  • Speech,
  • Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementBen Marcus
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3563.A6375 F57 2012
    The Physical Object
    Pagination289 p. ;
    Number of Pages289
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25214349M
    ISBN 109780307379375
    LC Control Number2011936249

    The flame alphabet. [Ben Marcus] -- Marcus creates a chilling world where the speech of children is killing their parents. After being forced to leave their daughter Esther to fend for herself, Sam and Claire end up at a government lab Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. Get this from a library! The flame alphabet. [Ben Marcus] -- he speech of children has mutated into a virus which is killing their parents. At first it only affects Jews-then everyone. Living quietly in the suburbs, Sam and Claire's lives are threatened when.

    Nov 13,  · New In Paperback: 'Mrs. Nixon,' 'The Flame Alphabet,' 'The Healing,' 'Portlandia,' 'Marbles' In fiction, Ann Beattie channels first lady Pat Nixon, while Ben Marcus looks at the consequences of. Language kills in Marcus’s audacious new work of fiction, a richly allusive look at a world transformed by a new form of illness. Outside Rochester, N.Y., Sam and Claire are a normal Jewish.

    Jan 09,  · Knopf's Peter Mendelsund talks about designing the jacket for The Flame Alphabet by Ben Marcus. Knopf's Peter Mendelsund talks about designing the jacket for The Flame Alphabet . The Flame Alphabet is a dystopic novel by Ben Marcus that tells the story of a world in which language is poisonous to adults. Words, regardless of whether they are spoken or written, cause distress to anyone over a certain age.


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A terrible epidemic has struck the country and the sound of children’s speech has become lethal/5(1K). Apr 04,  · About the Author. Ben Marcus is the author of three books of fiction: The flame alphabet book Age of Wire and String, Notable American Women, and The Flame Alphabet, and he is the editor of The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories.

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Apr 30,  · The Flame Alphabet by Ben Marcus – review This dystopic masterpiece is both fascinating and beautiful – and it completely does your head in Nicholas Lezard. In The Flame Alphabet, the most maniacally gifted writer of our generation delivers a work of heartbreak and horror, a novel about how far we will go, and the sorrows we will endure, in order to protect our families.

A terrible epidemic has struck the country and the sound of children's speech has become lethal. Jun 07,  · The Flame Alphabet differs from that book in approaching the theme less through the prism of language itself than through the twists and turns of an elaborate plot.

It's a sci-fi disaster thriller. Aug 09,  · The Flame Alphabet is abuzz throughout with the kind of scorching prose that we d expect from such bona fide American literature hot stuff --Dazed & Confused About the Author.

Ben Marcus is the author of three previous books; Notable American Women, The Father Costume, and The Age of Wire and String/5(15). Jan 22,  · “The Flame Alphabet,” like Marcus’s earlier works, is laden with metaphor; everything might mean something, but nothing is certain.

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Description In The Flame Alphabet, the most maniacally gifted writer of our generation delivers a work of heartbreak and horror, a novel about how far we will go, and the sorrows we will endure, in order to protect our families.

A terrible epidemic has struck the country and the sound of. May 01,  · "Allegory or no, The Flame Alphabet does bid to function as quasi-science fiction, but the plot fails to develop, to take any firm turns and end up somewhere else; yet a payoff, twist or resolution of some description is a formal obligation of the genre.

Editions for The Flame Alphabet: X (Hardcover published in ), X (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ), Home My BooksCited by: 3.

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Nov 15,  · Ben Marcus is the author of three books of fiction: The Age of Wire and String, Notable American Women, and The Flame Alphabet, and he is the editor of The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories. His stories have appeared in Harper's, The New Yorker, Granta, Electric Literature, The Paris Review, McSweeney's, Tin House, and Conjunctions/5(K).

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His stories have appeared in Harper’s, The New Yorker, Granta, Electric Literature, The Paris Review, McSweeney’s, Tin House, and Conjunctions. “The Flame Alphabet” is Ben Marcus’s second novel. (Knopf/Random House) For me, “The Flame Alphabet” triggered the very allergic reaction to verbiage that it describes.

The Flame Alphabet is a novel at every sentence. It’s also a mystery, a compulsive page-turner and is told in a relatively straightforward, linear way — very few postmodern sleights of hand.

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