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Babble, a babybook for our time, is a fiction about (1) loss of innocence, (2) rites of passage, (3) family life, (4) babies, (5) baby-sitters, (6) war and peace, (7) robots, (8) raw youth, (9) crime and punishment, (10) stories, (11) sex and death, (12) language, (13) advanced education, (14) love, (15) the invention of culture, (16) mystery, (17) play, (18) fathers and sons, (19) superheroes, (20) the dehumanization of art. Babble is a baby book for grown ups, a comic novel about entering and losing the world, an adult dream of lost babyhood. Like Baumbach's previous novel, Reruns, though moving perhaps one step further out (or in), Babble depicts our world through a screen of metaphors, using the stuff of dreams, memory and cultural fantasy.

    


Hardback Editions

January 1976 : USA Hardback
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Title: Babble
Author(s): Jonathan Baumbach
ISBN: 0-914590-26-X / 978-0-914590-26-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
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Paperback Editions

August 1985 : USA Paperback
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Title: Babble
Author(s): Jonathan Baumbach
ISBN: 0-914590-27-8 / 978-0-914590-27-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fiction Collective 2
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Kindle Editions

December 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Babble (Dzanc rEprint Series)
Author(s): Jonathan Baumbach
Publisher: Dzanc Books
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