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MISTERIOSO by Gilbert Sorrentino (Dalkey Archive Press: $19.95; 282 pp.)

December 17, 1989|Larry McCaffery

"Misterioso" is a literary game which not only imitates, parodies, satirizes and elaborates upon the fantasies, pleasures, surprises and disappointments of American life, it also most tellingly invents specific possibilities of which American life is incapable.

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