Robert Lowell Coover (born February 4, 1932) is an American author and professor in the Literary Arts program at Brown University. Events 211 - Roman Emperor Septimius Severus dies leaving the Roman Empire in the hands of his two quarrelsome sons Year 1932 ( MCMXXXII) was a Leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. Brown University is a highly esteemed private University located in Providence, Rhode Island and is a member of the Ivy League. He is generally considered a writer of fabulation and metafiction. In Literary criticism, the term fabulation was popularized by Robert Scholes, in his work The Fabulators, to describe the large and growing class of mostly Metafiction is a literary term for a type of Fiction that systematically and self-consciously addresses the devices of fiction including the relationship between fiction and
Coover was born in Charles City, Iowa. Charles City is a city in Floyd County, Iowa, United States. The population was 7812 at the 2000 census The State of Iowa ( is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States of America. He attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale, received his B. Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC but usually just referred to as SIU) is located in Carbondale, Illinois. A. in Slavic Studies from Indiana University in 1955, then served in the United States Navy. Indiana University is the flagship campus of the Indiana University system. Year 1955 ( MCMLV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar) He received an M. A. in General Studies in the Humanities from the University of Chicago in 1965. The University of Chicago is a Private university located principally in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. Year 1965 ( MCMLXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. Coover has served as a teacher or writer in residence at many universities.
Coover's first novel was The Origin of the Brunists, in which the sole survivor of a mine disaster starts a religious cult. His second book, The Universal Baseball Association, Inc., J. Henry Waugh, Prop., deals with the role of the creator. The Universal Baseball Association Inc J Henry Waugh Prop is Robert Coover 's second novel published in 1968 The eponymous Waugh, a shy, lonely accountant, creates a baseball game in which rolls of the dice determine every play, and dreams up players to attach those results to.
Coover's best-known work, The Public Burning, deals with the case of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg in terms that have been called magic realism. The Public Burning, a work of postmodern fiction by Robert Coover published in 1977 is an account of the events leading to the execution of Julius and Ethel Julius Rosenberg (May 12 1918 &ndash June 19 1953 and Ethel Greenglass Rosenberg (September 28 1915 &ndash June 19 1953 were American Communists who were executed Magic realism, or magical realism, is an artistic Genre in which magical elements or illogical scenarios appear in an otherwise realistic or even "normal" Half of the book is devoted to the mythic hero Uncle Sam of tall tales, dealing with the equally fantastic Phantom, who represents international Communism. Uncle Sam is a National personification of the United States (US with the first usage of the term dating from the War of 1812 and the first The alternate chapters portray the efforts of Richard Nixon to find what is really going on amidst the welter of narratives.
A later novella, Whatever Happened to Gloomy Gus of the Chicago Bears offers an alternate Nixon, one who is devoted to football and sex with the same doggedness with which he pursued political success in this reality. The theme anthology A Night at the Movies includes the story "You Must Remember This", a piece about Casablanca that features an explicit description of what Rick and Ilsa did when the camera wasn't on them. Casablanca ( is an American Romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz, starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Pinocchio in Venice returns to mythical themes.
Coover is one of the founders of the Electronic Literature Organization. The Electronic Literature Organisation (ELO is a Nonprofit organization "established in 1999 to promote and facilitate the writing publishing and reading of Electronic In 1987 he was chosen as the winner of the Rea Award for the Short Story. The Rea Award for the Short Story is an annual award given to a living American or Canadian author chosen for unusually significant contributions to Short story Coover is indeed one of the foremost short story writers of the postmodern period, as exemplified by the "Seven Exemplary Fictions" contained in his 1969 book Pricksongs and Descants.