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  • Paperback
  • 320
  • Gerald's Party
  • Robert Coover
  • English
  • 22 March 2020
  • 9780802135285

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free read Gerald's Party review Gerald's Party Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB summary ô eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Robert Coover Esire What Coover has in store for his guests besides an evening gone mad is part murder mystery part British parlor drama and part sly and dazzling meditation on time theater and lo. Coover takes a minimally interesting premise a cocktail party right out of a Hieronymus Bosch painting as the setting for a send up of the classic Agatha Christie closed room mystery and beats it to death I guess the meta joke is that just as the hellish party is inescapable and goes on forever the book is inescapable and goes on forever Fortunately however the book is escapable you have only to stop readingCertainly Coover deserves some style points for verbal skill and unrestrained imagination The book is finely crafted in the sense of the interlocking stories themes the literary allusions wordplay etc etcBut it s pointless and ugly Why would I want to read a thirty page joke about a stopped toilet and skating over a vomit covered floor How much necrophilia is enough for one avante guard novel It might have been an interesting and perhaps disturbing story at 50 pages But at than 300 pages it s just a bore Rahasia Gua Jepang Sersan Grung Grung right out of a Hieronymus Bosch painting as the setting for a send up of the classic Agatha Christie closed Sex Death and Minuets room mystery and beats it to death I guess the meta joke is that just as the hellish party is inescapable and goes on forever the book is inescapable and goes on forever Fortunately however the book is escapable you have only to stop Angel Evolution readingCertainly Coover deserves some style points for verbal skill and unrestrained imagination The book is finely crafted in the sense of the interlocking stories themes the literary allusions wordplay etc etcBut it s pointless and ugly Why would I want to Walmart read a thirty page joke about a stopped toilet and skating over a vomit covered floor How much necrophilia is enough for one avante guard novel It might have been an interesting and perhaps disturbing story at 50 pages But at than 300 pages it s just a bore

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Gerald's Party

free read Gerald's Party review Gerald's Party Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB summary ô eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Robert Coover Robert Coover's wicked and surreally comic novel takes place at a chilling ribald and absolutely fascinating party Amid the drunken guests a woman turns up murdered on the living roo. the writing here is dark and sardonic some rare moments of realistic emotion occasionally intrude upon the constantly surreal tableau i might have had a problem with what appears to be consistent misogyny but there s plenty of misandry to go around too so i suppose one could say that the author is even handed in doling out the various moments of criminal shallowness tunnel vision and all around nastiness despite the often despairing ideas on display it s not too heavy a read coover has an appealingly light touch and there s genuine fun to be had overall in just rushing through this extended depiction of a party where everyone overindulges gets laid uestions lifelong commitments and are too superficial to notice their own bleeding angst what a party i think i must have the wrong friends that gerald s a real prick though don t expect anything remotely like a conventional narrative it s pomo homo expect stream of conscious ramblings unattributed dialogue and berserk nonsensical behavior featuring a dead body and then another and no one letting those bodies interfere with getting their drink or fetish on it s all pretty much the opposite of uote realistic unuote or is it

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free read Gerald's Party review Gerald's Party Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB summary ô eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Robert Coover M floor Around the corpse one of several the evening produces Gerald's party goes on a chatter of voices names faces overheard gags rounds of storytelling and a mounting curve of d. I have to tell it this wayWhen I was in my last year of college my roommate recommended that I take a class called French Literature in Translation At the time I was immersed in German and Russian Literature and was certain I would find the The Answer there So pouruoi I asked HowardHoward explained that it had nothing to do with Jean Cocteau although I might find his name in the syllabus No he said it was Janet JanetJanet was the professor in French Literature in Translation and Howard was in love with her She was young as professors go and for the time avant garde Howard had taken the class but knew her otherwise having traveled in the same artistic circles Well it was not exactly organic chemistry sohi ho hi hoJanet was as advertised Jeans and tank tops colorful scarves A passion for literature An occasional f bomb She cultivated gay students when there was still a huge closet If you were the kind of sap who would fall head over heels for a lovely college literature professor she was your guy The class was okay although from my seat in the back it seemed just wearing colorful clothes the students didn t make you particularly insightfulAnyhow Janet made it a rule that every student had to come to her office for a mid term It was just a discussion not a test but that didn t stop wags looking around from calling it an oral exam I scheduled mine at the last time available one day I showed up jeans flannel and an attitude and I knocked on the open door Janet was aflutter having nothing to do with me She said Fuck this can we go to the bar Well that was actually my major so Surehoping she was buying The short walk to the bar guy that I was I was already composing my letter Dear Penthouse Forum I never thought this would happen to meI forget what we talked about But I tend to be charming and insightful after a couple I passed the mid term in other words although no Penthouse material was forthcoming That didn t stop me from exaggerating the meeting to Howard waiting on pins and needles but I figured I m going to hell anyhowNear the end of the semester the last book was Ubu Roi Now I don t know if you ve ever read Ubu Roi but it s some weird shit Some French make believe king who has a series of adventures that become and bizarre Absurdist Oh well There are things you have to do in collegeNow I was always pretty good at reading a book and then writing about it got me through various levels of education Reviews I think they re called But this Ubu Roi had me stumped I mean it s absurd what do you want me to say For whatever reason I could not just bang it outThe weekend came My paper wasn t done for Tuesday s class but it was you know the weekend One of the great things about having Howard as a roommate was that he always went home on the weekends And I was in a Budding Romance So Saturday night I dimmed the lights No hurry We d have all weekend In mid nuzzle there was an urgent rap at the door It took a while but I got there and opened the door a crack There was Howard This might be a good time to mention that Howard was particularly short maybe 5 3 or 5 4 He wasn t usually shit faced but he was shit faced that night Next to him very tightly was a 6 2 blonde in an evening gown Gentleman that I am I didn t look to see if she had an Adam s apple This was an emergency what they call it And it was only fair to yield the room to the besotted Howard I didn t mention Janet So much for Budding Romance although these things work outSo we bid adieu I was all of a sudden alone But that s always been okay with me I sat outside the dorm building on a lovely Spring eveningmorning and watched the passing panoply of life It s uite the show you know when you aren t doing anything Ever changing characters and storylines And no commercials It was well absurd The whole night And all of itSo I wrote it in my mind first and then after a proper breakfast on an electric typewriter Inchoate sex interrupted by Toulouse Latrec and a giant Shit canned on the street Where the fun really beginsI thought I had nailed it I felt I had got to the core of Ubu Roi and wrote the paper in an experimental way mimicking Alfred Jarry Oh Fame Fortune and Penthouse ForumMaybe not so much I m not sure what it was Maybe I introduced some homosexual characters in a way she felt was politically insensitive Maybe there was some unknown code in there that rankled Maybe it just wasn t any good Really Regardless as she was handing out the papers she set her face in stone and said I should read this to the class meaning I would be publicly humiliatedSo there I was cusping I coulda been a I don t know One kind word who knows If someone did not get what Robert Coover was doing he didn t care He didn t go to law school Instead he blew the top off what is possible This is bacchanalia But really filthy bacchanalia Offensive And not everything written is possible Stylistically there might be four or five conversations going on at the same time Purposely so There is comedy and sexual abuse and art appraisal and adultery and murder But it s all of a pieceAnd then the spinning stops just for a few pages and Coover clearly Coover here tells a story about his grandmother and how she told him a good night story every night about a man who had to climb a staircase with a thousand steps to get to heaven There was a story or on every step and he always fell asleep first until the night he didn t It was as my grandmother had intended from the first step on her principal legacy to meMostly though what Coover sees is absurdity He writes it that way Because how else I offended as I often do without intention We never spoke again Another callous which is wrong of me I know that I saw something as I sat on a bench locked out of my room Smelled it too What was real became a story And the story became real I had a glimpseIt was never about a teacher taking a student for drinks And not about my lying to Howard It s not about sex on a Saturday night It s this and only this Don t put Ubu Roi in my hands unless you mean it


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