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Ding down the door; a teenaged babysitter's evening becomes a kaleidoscope of dangerous erotic fantasies her employer's her boyfriend's her own; an aging humble carpenter marries a beautiful but frigid woman and after he's waited weeks to consummate their union she announces that God has made her pregnant Now available in a Grove paperbac. Holy shit This is some crazy something All the edgy writers that young folk like us like They don t have shit on this guy Seriously my reviews are just utterly devolving At any rateliterally every fundamental aspect of fiction is toyed with in here characterization timeline voice perspective The overall effect is one of complete disorientation but it s the hardest my brain has had to work to read a book in a long while and that to me is valuable as hell

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Pricksongs Descants Fictions

Pricksongs Descants originally published in 1969 is a virtuoso performance that established its author already a William Faulkner Award winner for his first novel as a writer of enduring power and unuestionable brilliance a promise he has fulfilled over a stellar career It also began Coover's now trademark riffs on fairy tales and bedtime. One of the milestones or pilestones in self reflexive fiction the influence of Pricksongs Descants among the subseuent two generations of humorous imps genrebenders and transgressive egomaniacs in experimental prose fiction is plain to see Metafantastical fables reworkings of reworkings forking paths and fucking piths numerical mini chapters self regarding scoundrels for narrators black humour mindless surrealism incomprehensible but entertaining indulgences sneaky s o c shock fodder minxish moralising these are the realm of Coover whose exuberance relentlessness inventiveness comic spirit is unflushable and whose tireless endless exhausting books and stories keep coming like a waterfall of perverted warpedness Among my personal pleasures the Seven Exemplary Fictions in homage to Cervantes the stomach plummeting weirdness of The Elevator the carnival craziness of Romance of the Thin Man and the Fat Lady and the comedy of A Pedestrian Accident The other stories in here were too Cooverian in their oddity tedious incoherent or simply unfunny

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Stories In these riotously word drunk fictional romps two children follow an old man into the woods trailing bread crumbs behind and edging helplessly toward a sinister end that never comes; a husband walks toward the bed where his wife awaits his caresses but by the time he arrives she's been dead for three weeks and detectives are poun. In his piece For Bob collected in the 2012 The Review of Contemporary Fiction dedicated to Coover author Joe Ashby Porter says about his first encounter with this book it so bowled me over I had to teach it to understand it better A perfect explanation to how this collection of stories feels upon the first readingCoover does than deconstruct familiar myths and fairy tales he was one of those first writers that wanted to do something with the structure of fiction Some of these pieces might appear uneven and unstable but it is pure jazz tip o the hat to NR and perhaps as readers we aren t intended to totally get it


10 thoughts on “Pricksongs Descants Fictions

  1. says:

    Pricksongs Descants is mostly about the power of human imaginationThat sweep odour that girls have The softness of her blouse He catches a glimpse of the gentle shadows amid her thighs as she curls her legs up under herImagination is

  2. says:

    Legendary NarrativesThis collection of early stories is not a lesser work in any way In it Coover maps out the journey that his writing career

  3. says:

    One of the milestones or pilestones in self reflexive fiction the influence of Pricksongs Descants among the subseuent two generations of humorous imps genrebenders and transgressive egomaniacs in experimental pro

  4. says:

    In his piece For Bob collected in the 2012 The Review of Contemporary Fiction dedicated to Coover author Joe Ashby Porter says about his first encounter with this book it so bowled me over I had to teach it to understand it better A perfect e

  5. says:

    So farewell forever then to metafiction This is the stuff where it says I wander the island inventing it I make a sun for

  6. says:

    He pronounces it aloud smiles faintly sadly somewhat wearily then continues his tedious climb pausing from time to time to stare back down the stairs behind himWhen the time arrives for resolution I will be there One day soon the followers of Coover will engage those of Barth tooth and claw There will be no uarter The scene will remind us of Bangkok and we will wear the shirt of Coover proudly Through the tear gas and

  7. says:

    Holy shit This is some crazy something All the edgy writers that young folk like us like? They don't have shit on this guy Seriously my reviews are just utterly devolving At any rateliterally every fundamental aspect of fiction is toyed with in here characterization timeline voice perspective The overall effect is one of complete disorientation but it's the hardest my brain has had to work to read a book in a long while and that t

  8. says:

    Dear RobertIt was great seeing you again It’s been sooo long It was nice to catch up with one another after what 20 years god that makes me feel so old? Anywhoas hard as it is for me to bring myself to do so there are some things I ought to sayNamely I’m talking about your pricksongs It had been so long since I’d even thought about yo

  9. says:

    I liken this to a circus with lots of stunts and acrobaticsSo as not to get discouraged or intimidated skip the first story I should call the stories here properly as ACTS like in a real circus The Door because it is not easy to digest my interpretation of it is that it is some kind of an inter generational dialogue using the fairy tale of Jack and the Beanstalk as a literary allusion Go straight to some of the favorites like The Babysit

  10. says:

    355 stars This was a case of my personal connection with a book not lining up with the work's real impact or excellence Despite my miserly three star rating I would recommend reader give Pricksongs and Descants a try In fact if I was just going to rate the book on innovation it would get 45 stars My favorite stor

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