Mawrdew Czgowchwz

Mawrdew Czgowchwz

By James McCourt; Wayne Koestenbaum (Introduction by)

New York Review of Books, Paperback, 9780940322974, 232pp.

Publication Date: February 2002

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.

About the Author
James McCourt is the author of Mawrdew Czgowchwz, Time Remaining, Delancey s Way, Now Voyagers: The Night Sea Journey and Queer Street. He has contributed to the Yale Review, The New Yorker, and the Paris Review. He lives in New York City and Washington, D.C.

Wayne Koestenbaum is Distinguished Professor of Literature at the City University of New York Graduate Center. He is the author of thirteen books of criticism, poetry, and fiction, including a biography of Andy Warhol, and the acclaimed "The Queen s Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire".