The world according to Garp

Literary Fiction by John Irving


An international bestseller since its publication in 1978, The World According to Garp established John Irving as one of the most imaginative writers of his generation. This is the life of T. S. Garp, the bastard son of Jenny Fields--a feminist leader ahead of her times. This is the life and death of a famous mother and her almost-famous son; theirs is a world of sexual extremes--even of sexual assassinations. It is a novel rich with "lunacy and sorrow"; yet the dark, violent events of the story do not undermine a comedy both ribald and robust. In more than thirty languages, in more than forty countries--with more than ten million copies in print--this novel provides almost cheerful, even hilarious evidence of its famous last line: "In the world according to Garp, we are all terminal cases."

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Brilliant book.

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Ein Buch über Literatur, Produktion dieser Literatur und Garp mit seiner Familie -- und dabei ist es selbst Literatur. Es ist erfrischend etwas anderes und ich habe es gerne gelesen.

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