Mawrdew Czgowchwz

Mawrdew Czgowchwz Review

Diva Mawrdew Czgowchwz (pronounced “Mardu Gorgeous”) bursts like the most brilliant of comets onto the international opera scene, only to confront the deadly malice and black magic of her rivals. Outrageous and uproarious, flamboyant and serious as only the most perfect frivolity can be, James McCourt’s entrancing send-up of the world of opera has been a cult classic for more than a quarter-century. This comic tribute to the love of art is a triumph of art and love by a contemporary American master.

Title:Mawrdew Czgowchwz
Edition Language:English

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  • Tony

    Some rough math tells me it took fourteen days to finish this 204-page book. That's not my normal pace. But I have excuses. Try reading with this guy . . .. . . pecking away all day at your window. An...

  • Justin Evans

    Joyce + Beckett + Waugh + Gaddis + Mexican soap operas + the 3 tenors + Callas + the silver fox + American Idol + Newyorkography + Schoenberg, Berg, Vivaldi, Puccini, Wagner, Janacek + Yeats in his cr...

  • Vit Babenco

    Idols and idolatry:“Mawrdew Czgowchwz was given police escort to the Plaza Hotel while many of the crowd at the airport marched back. Some went barefoot. At the hotel a mob filled the lobby while th...

  • Eric

    "Mardu Gorgeous." Madcap highbrow. Czgowchwz, the titular diva, is the daughter of a fiery Irish revolutionary and "a poet-philosopher of the Prague Lingustic School." Behind the insane verbal arabesq...

  • Jonathan

    Simply DEviiine Dahlink! Fabulosity abounds in every ornate, baroque (in its camp guise rather than its Gassian) sentence. Bloody good fun from start to finish and highly recommended. ...

  • Nathan

    Perhaps this could best be read as an introductory volume to McCourt's Now Voyagers: Some Divisions of the Saga of Mawrdew Czgowchwz, Oltrano, Authenticated by Persons Represented Therein, Book One: T...

  • Matthew Gallaway

    This book is required reading for anyone who wants to understand New York City when it (like most of the western world) was ruled by opera. McCourt's prose resonates with the same frightening degree o...

  • Leah W

    This is not an especially deep book, but one that I happily declare a ripping good yarn. The story, about the rise, (nemesis's curse-induced) fall, and rise of an opera diva in New York in the 1950s, ...

  • MJ Nicholls

    Read the first chapter. Firbankians need only apply. ...

  • Eduardo

    Brilliant. Hard to find a representative quote, as one is infinitely cleverer than the other. The novel's pace does seem to slow down once or twice, but that's because it hurtles forth at a dizzying s...