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One of the attractions that Giles Goat-Boy held for its initial readers, which certainly contributed to its early commercial success, was the allegorical dimension of the novel. In this novel, Barth uses the university as a metaphor for the Cold War and divides his world into Eastern and Western campuses, with various quadrangles identified with the major powers of post-World War II politics. For example, America corresponds to New Tammany, Germany to Siegfrieder College...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Giles Goat-Boy from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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