Tripticks Paperback / softback
by Ann Quin
Part of the British Literature Series series
As innovative and abrasive as the very best of William Burroughs, Ann Quin's Tripticks offers a scattered account of the narrator's flight across a surreal American landscape, pursued by his "No. 1 X-wife" and her new lover. This masterpiece of pre-punk aesthetics critiques the hypocrisy and consumerism of modern culture while spoofing the "typical" maladjusted family, which in this case includes a father who made his money in ballpoint pens and a mother whose life revolves around her overpampered, all-demanding poodle.
Stylistically, this is Quin's most daring work, prefiguring the formal inventiveness of Kathy Acker.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 192 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
- Publication Date: 01/07/2002
- Category: Anthologies (non-poetry)
- ISBN: 9781564783189