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Melville House Publishing
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5.53 X 7.55 X 0.76 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author

LARS IYER is a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He is the author of two books on Blanchot (Blanchot's Communism: Art, Philosophy, Politics and Blanchot's Vigilance: Phenomenology, Literature, Ethics) and his blog Spurious. He is also a contributor to Britain's leading literary blog, Ready, Steady, Book.


"The final volume in Iyer's gloomily brilliant trilogy about a toxic friendship between unfortunate philosophy dons, boozing and bitching in the great tradition of Beckett's double acts." -- The Guardian

"The humor cuts broad and deep." -- LA Review of Books

"Exodus, which follows Spurious and Dogma, is the eminently satisfying and unexpectedly moving final installment in a truly original trilogy about two wandering British intellectuals ---Lars and W., not to be confused with Lars Iyer and his real friend W., whom he's been quoting for years on his blog --- and their endless search for meaning in a random universe, for true originality of thought, for a leader, for better gin." -- The Millions' most anticipated books of 2013

"The hilarious despair of his first two novels, Spurious and Dogma, seems to have touched a chord, each receiving near unanimous acclaim ... The comedy is a little blacker this time around, and the black a little funnier still." ---Totally Dublin

Praise for Lars Iyer's Spurious and Dogma

"It's wonderful. I'd recommend the book for its insults alone." --Sam Jordison, The Guardian

"Uproarious." --New York Times Book Review

"I'm still laughing, and it's days later." --The Los Angeles Times

"Fearsomely funny." --The Washington Post

"Viciously funny." --San Francisco Chronicle

"A tiny marvel. . . . [A] wonderfully monstrous creation." --Steven Poole, The Guardian

"This novel has a seductive way of always doubling back on itself, scorching the earth but extracting its own strange brand of laughter from its commitment to despair." --The Believer