[PDF KINDLE] Gerald's Party Author Robert Coover


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  • Gerald's Party
  • Robert Coover
  • English
  • 03 June 2020
  • 9780802135285

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free read Gerald's Party review Gerald's Party Ö eBook or Kindle ePUB read & download ï eBook or Kindle ePUB Ú 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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free read Gerald's Party review Gerald's Party Ö eBook or Kindle ePUB read & download ï eBook or Kindle ePUB Ú 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. The home and a perfectly ordinary social occasion or is it become an increasingly dire nightmare kicked off by a murder escalated by ordinary party mechanics turned ever desperate and unreal Coover s novel is one of those post modern oddities that is arguably so extreme in formatting as to be much realer than realism Here by concerning itself with every member of the party there must be 50 or named characters here and and Coover seems to know them all well their motives their personalities their uirks their hidden backstories How actually far unreal are those party scenes that manage to confine themselves to a single conversation when as here any moment in such a crowd must necessarily be the interleaving of dozens of narratives and conversations Altman got this too So does the fact that the people remain so wrapped up in themselves in spite of everything happening really make this unrealistic given its extreme arguable naturalism Well yes and no The increasing sensation of simulacra as the party is overrun by actors as it progresses eventually cuts off my ability to connect with the characters not so in the beginning but then my favorite party guest wound up dead making this run towards strain and tedium at pointsAnd yet There s a lot here the works exceedingly well The the way in which Coover constrains this to one house one party for 300 pages is pretty amazing I love the claustrophobia the way the characters and house unfold room by room sub scenario by sub scenario utilizing the full semantics of lived space Or well most of it There s always I want done in this area We never actually make it to one extremely relevant household space for instance though Coover is knowingly withholding it suggestion here powerful presumably Plus the sort of real time unfolding though time is also completely destabilized After the crime is discovered the police collect the watches cutting everyone off from the chronology a sensation emphasized perfectly by the complete lack of page numbers It s brilliant form as function without a bookmark in this swirl of drawn out and intercut interactions I d be as lost as the charactersOn the other hand Coover is of that era of post war modernists and postmodernists who knew that sex was the grand unifier that would give blood to intellectual construction Sometimes at the expense of well considered gender politics As such Robert Spanking the Maid Coover often wears a satyr s horns undercutting the deep sadness that arguably lies beneath this novel with a flippant sometimes problematic eroticism It s a pose of a kind and he clearly has a great deal of empathy for his characters at other times but still it can frustrate At the same time it works Here this otherwise possibly unendurable exercise really does directly take on life and narrative momentum from its narrator s uest between twin poles of sex and death At least until as mentioned that other main theme and great artifice theater overwhelms the action


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