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A Night At the Movies

A Night At the Movies

(1987)
A collection of stories by

 
Library Journal
Coover here presents a series of short, connecting fictions associated with the cinema. Thus, we are given contrivances titled ''Adventure,'' ''Comedy,'' and ''Romance,'' but they violate our expectations of these time-honored forms: ''Shootout at Gentry's Junction'' is a typical Western, but the good guys lose; in ''Charlie in the House of Rue,'' a sort of funhouse, the tricks turn nasty, even murderous; and the romance in ''You Must Remember This'' sours into sordid adultery. These longer fictions are framed by shorter ones carrying out the cinematic conceit: there are previews, shorts, cartoons, even an intermission. Coover's style is viciously witty, so that one must finally ask ''What's the point?'' A brilliant but empty tour de force, though librarians should still consider this new work by the author of the well-received Gerard's Party. Susan Avallone

 
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Hardback Editions

August 1987 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: A Night at the Movies: Or, You Must Remember This
Author(s): Robert Coover
ISBN: 0-434-14390-1 / 978-0-434-14390-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
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January 1987 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: A Night at the Movies Or, You Must Remember This
Author(s): Robert Coover
ISBN: 0-671-61796-6 / 978-0-671-61796-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Linden Pub
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Paperback Editions

December 1992 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: A Night at the Movies, or, You Must Remember This
Author(s): Robert Coover, Coover Robert
ISBN: 1-56478-160-7 / 978-1-56478-160-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
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April 1988 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: A Night at the Movies: Or, You Must Remember This (Collier fiction)
Author(s): Robert Coover
ISBN: 0-02-019120-0 / 978-0-02-019120-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Collier Books
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December 1992 : USA Paperback
Title: Night at the Movies, Or, You Must Remember This: Fictions
Author(s): Robert Coover
ISBN: 1-56478-016-3 / 978-1-56478-016-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
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July 1989 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: A Night at the Movies: Or, You Must Remember This (Paladin Books)
Author(s): Robert Coover
ISBN: 0-586-08774-5 / 978-0-586-08774-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Paladin
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Kindle Editions

May 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: A Night at the Movies
Author(s): Robert Coover
Publisher: Dzanc Books
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