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water-method man

John Irving

water-method man

by John Irving

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Published by Corgi in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fiction in English.

  • Edition Notes

    Originally published, New York , Random House, 1972.

    StatementJohn Irving.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination382p. ;
    Number of Pages382
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15061271M
    ISBN 100552112666

    The Water-Method man is much more organized and better written than Garp and miles above those dreary bear and Vienna stories. And we can understand Irving's expression of pique with editors and others who hold a writer's destiny in their envious hands, for that is how I /5. Buy The Water-Method Man by John Irving online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 6 editions - starting at $

    The Water-Method Man is a work of cosummate artistry and comic invention, bizarre imagery and sharp social and psychological observation. Read more Pub date: 31 March The water-method man. [John Irving] -- The main character of John Irving's second novel, written when the author was twenty-nine, is a perpetual graduate student with a birth defect in his urinary tract--and a man on the threshold of.

    "The Water Method Man" was the first Irving book I ever readthough technically it was read TO me by my high-school boyfriend, Jason, in New Hampshire one summer. It was good enough to make me pursue his later, better works/5. -- The New Yorker Praise for The Water-Method Man "Friendship, marriage, and family are his primary themes, but at that blundering level of life where mishap and folly--something close to joyful malice--perpetually intrude and distrupt, often fatally. Life, in [John] Irving's fiction, is always under siege.


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Praise for The Water-Method Man “Friendship, marriage, and family are his primary themes, but at that blundering level of life where mishap and folly—something close to joyful malice—perpetually intrude and distrupt, often fatally. Life, in [John] Irving's fiction, is always under siege/5(59).

The Water-Method Man is no doubt the funniest of John Irving's novels that I have read, but it is much more than that (just as well for I do not generally read books for the humour - I have a problem seeing the humour when I read to myself - but I know that if I heard it read aloud I would find it very funny indeed!).

The relatively/5(79). The Water Method Man () is the second published novel by American novelist John Irving. Plot summary. The novel revolves around the mishaps of its narrator, Fred Trumper, a floundering late-twenty-something graduate student with serious commitment and Cited by: 4.

The main character of John Irving’s second novel, written when the author was twenty-nine, is a perpetual graduate student with a birth defect in his water-method man book tract—and a man on the threshold of committing himself to a second water-method man book that bears remarkable resemblance to his first.

Praise for The Water-Method Man “Friendship, marriage, and family are his primary themes, but at that blundering level of life where mishap and folly—something close to joyful malice—perpetually intrude and distrupt, often fatally.

Life, in [John] Irving's fiction, is always under siege/5(12). Praise for The Water-Method Man “Friendship, marriage, and family are his primary themes, but at that blundering level of life where mishap and folly—something close to joyful malice—perpetually intrude and distrupt, often fatally.

Life, in [John] Irving's fiction, is always under siege/5(79). The Water-Method Man — First published in Subjects Abnormalities, Human, Fathers and sons, Fiction, Fiction in English, Comic fiction, Graduate students, Human Abnormalities, Man-woman relationships, Young men, Impostors and imposture, MenCited by: 4.

Editions for The Water-Method Man: X (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in Cited by: 4. This detailed literature summary also contains Topics for Discussion and a Free Quiz on The Water-method Man by John Irving. Fred "Bogus" Trumper is a young graduate student trying to figure out what to do with himself.

John Irving is the hypermotor young man who wrote Setting Free the Bears and this is about another one &#; volatile, confident but lost, all on the surface since he doesn't "convey" anything, and on some special frequency which doesn't relate to much unless it might be Moby Dick, another grandiose geyser.

The literal symbolism throughout will be apparent from the very beginning when Fred. In The Water-Method Man, we meet Fred "Bogus" Trumper, who is struggling to "grow up": his thesis is unfinished, he has problems committing to his wife and child, he remains drawn to a friend with whom he shared some wild times in Europe.

John Irving's ability to write scenes that are both funny and sad is already evident in this book/5(5). The Water-Method Man: The acclaimed second novel by the author of the #1 international bestseller, A Prayer for Owen Meany.

Fred "Bogus" Trumper is a wayward knight-errant in the battle of the sexes, and the pursuit of happiness. Yet, he stubbornly clings to the notion he'll make something of his s: About The Water-Method Man “John Irving, it is abundantly clear, is a true artist.”—Los Angeles Times Fred “Bogus” Trumper has troubles.

A divorced, broke graduate student of Old Norse in s New York, Trumper is a wayward knight-errant in the battle of the sexes and the pursuit of happiness: His ex-wife has moved in with his childhood best friend, his life is the subject of a tell. The first three novels of this highly acclaimed, New York Times best-selling author.

Compassionate, satirical, deeply insightful and humorous, these compelling novels have gained him millions of fans. Includes Setting Free the Bears, The Water-Method Man, and The Pound Marriage. The Water-Method Man by John Irving,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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New York: Random House, (). Octavo, original half navy cloth, original dust jacket. First edition of Irving’s critically praised second novel, in original dust jacket. The Water-method Man Summary Fred "Bogus" Trumper is a young graduate student trying to figure out what to do with himself.

Whether hitchhiking across Europe, playing the family man, or editing a movie about his own life, Bogus has trouble finishing anything. “I met him in the language lab. In a lull between lab sections, I was editing tapes for freshman German when this shuffling man of hair came in.

Possibly twenty, or forty; possibly student, or faculty, Trotskyite or Amish farmer, human or animal; a theif lumbering out of a camera shop, laden with lenses and light meters; a bear who after a terrible and violent struggle ate a by: 4.treatments for his urinary disorder.

THE WATER-METHOD MAN follows Bogus on his journey to grow up and take responsibility for his life. John Irving's second novel, written infeatures a character with what will become a hallmark of Irving's books in subsequent novels a flawed personality, or physical or mental failing.

It.The Water-Method Man Book Summary and Study Guide Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The Water-Method Man Fred Trumper, a pathological liar and procrastinator, has earned himself the nickname "Bogus" from his two best friends, Merrill and Couth.