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American Mischief
American Mischief
Author: Alan Lelchuk
ISBN-13: 9780374104214
ISBN-10: 0374104212
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 501
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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Book Type: Paperback
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By turns hilarious and alarming, American Mischief is an ambitious attempt to define the disorders of American culture. Originally published in 1970, the novel takes on sexual anarchy, political madness, the collapse of monogamy, and above all the high cost of extreme behavior. These aspects of American culture are richly illustrated by the novels two protagonists: Professor Bernard Kovell, a supreme and comical narcissist who dotes on lofty analogies while performing very low acts, and Lenny Pincus, a young radical fishing for more trouble than he can handle.