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Cover of 1989 paperback edition
|Author||R. M. Koster|
|Publisher||W. W. Norton|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover & Paperback)|
|LC Class||PS3561.O84 D5 1989|
The book is a mock-PhD thesis, written by the son of the dictator of Tinieblas, recounting his father's rise and fall in a satire of academic prose, while the footnotes narrate the sad life of the doctoral candidate, in the manner of Vladimir Nabokov's Pale Fire. It is often cited by readers as their favorite book of Koster's.
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