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Cretan Teat

by Brian Aldiss

Cretan Teat Synopsis

A ribald tale from Britain's best-love Science Fiction writer. The Cretan Teat is a bawdy novel, telling the extraordinary tale a Byzantine painting of the Virgin Mary breastfeeding the infant Jesus. This false icon gets adopted by the people - and so becomes instrumental in the downfall of mankind. This is a story where the narrator - the author - is regularly caught with his trousers down. It is at once funny and important, a post-modern text reminiscent of Pirandello, where sexcapades brush shoulders with the end of the world.

Cretan Teat Press Reviews

'For decades, Brian Aldiss has been among our most prolific and consistently stylish writers.' THE TELEGRAPH

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007482214
Publication date: 5th June 2014
Author: Brian Aldiss
Publisher: The Friday Project Limited an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 400 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Brian Aldiss

Brian Aldiss, OBE, is a fiction and science fiction writer, poet, playwright, critic, memoirist and artist. He was born in Norfolk in 1925. After leaving the army, Aldiss worked as a bookseller, which provided the setting for his first book, The Brightfount Diaries (1955). His first published science fiction work was the story `Criminal Record', which appeared in Science Fantasy in 1954. Since then he has written nearly 100 books and over 300 short stories.

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