Giles Goat-Boy by John Barth

Giles Goat-Boy (1966) is the fourth novel by American writer John Barth. It is metafictional comic novel in which the universe is portrayed as a university campus in an elaborate allegory of both the hero's journey and the Cold War. Its title character is a human boy raised as a goat, who comes to believe he is the Grand Tutor, the predicted Messiah. The book was a surprise bestseller for the previously obscure Barth, and in the 1960s had a cult status. It marks Barth's leap into American postmodern fabulism.

The 1087th greatest fiction book of all time


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Giles goat-boy;: Or, The revised new syllabus Hardcover 11515263 $4.81
Giles Goat-Boy, or The Revised New Syllabus. Paperback 15116127 $3.16 1967
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Giles Goat Boy (The Anchor Literary Library) by John Barth (1987-09-18) Paperback 2080560 $58.47 $16.92 1987
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Giles Goat-Boy (The Anchor Literary Library) Paperback 574522 $14.45 $3.70 1987