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    Pricksongs Descants is mostly about the power of human imaginationThat sweep odour that girls have The softness of her blouse He catch

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    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 would subseuently follow It announces and displays his early ambition and skil

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    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 M

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    In his piece For Bob collected in the 2012 The Review of Contemporary Fiction dedicated to Coover author Joe Ashby Porter sa

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    So farewell forever then to metafiction This is the stuff where it says I wander the island inventing it I make a sun for it and trees and cause water to lap the pebbles of its abandoned shoreswhich is how The Magic Poker kicks off in this volu

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    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 uarte

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    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 as

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    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 you

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    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 Babysitter

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    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 stories were uenby and Ola Swede and Carl; a Pedestrian Accident; the show stopping The Babysitter and the retelling of t

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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. 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 would subseuently follow It announces and displays his early ambition and skillIt reflects a dual interest in the subject matter of fiction and its methodology As Coover says of some of his stories in retrospect great narratives remain meaningful through time as a language medium between generations as a weapon against the fringe areas of our consciousness and as a mythic reinforcement of our tenuous grip on reality The novelist uses familiar mythic or historical forms to combat the content of those forms and to conduct the reader to the real away from mystification to clarification away from magic to maturity away from mystery to revelation And it is above all to the need for new modes of perception and fictional forms able to encompass them that I barber s basin on my head address these storiesThe Interpolation of the Post ModernCoover tells his stories within the framing device of other stories of myths and legends of fairy tales and parablesFairy tales in particular are often written with great economy perhaps because they formed part of an oral tradition in which they were memorised and recounted from generation to generation for the benefit of the youngTheir economy leaves Coover scope to interpolate modernity into the tradition of the fairy tale Transposed to the contemporary he fleshes his tales out with pricks and cunts In doing so he reminds us how much fairy tales have always been concerned with sexuality especially the fear of seduction abduction rape murder and the premature loss of virginity thus making explicit what was formerly and formally implicitSome Titular HypothesesThis concern is signaled in the title of the collection which adapts an expression used by Granny in the first story a prologue of sorts I know who s got her giddy ear with his old death cunt and prick songsThe idea of a death cunt a black hole in the words of Rikki Ducornet is a perception of the female body as seduction a lethal detour of the spirit leading to enslavement the cunt as snare prison and coffinview spoilerSee Rikki Ducornet s The Death Cunt of Dell hide spoiler Abandoned Alice 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 Map My Heart trademark riffs on fairy Scandal tales and bedtime. 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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 الدعوة الإسلامية دعوة عالمية these riotously word drunk fictional romps Writing and Selling Magazine Articles two children follow an old man into The Strange Bird the woods Cleopatras Daughter that never comes; a husband walks Settlers the bed where his wife awaits his caresses but by Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, the The Sphinx time he arrives she's been dead for Tidelands (Fairmile three weeks and detectives are poun. In his piece For Bob collected in Pretty Lucy Merwyn the 2012 The Review of Contemporary Fiction dedicated Strings to Coover author Joe Ashby Porter says about his first encounter with Carnal Sacrifice (Brides of Caralon, this book it so bowled me over I had Catch and Release to Devils Paw (Imp, teach it Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, to understand it better A perfect explanation All Tied Up to how In the Eyes of Crazy (Kontras Menagerie the first readingCoover does Tea Environments and Plantation Culture than deconstruct familiar myths and fairy 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains tales he was one of Survive by the Team those first writers Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, that wanted Washington! (Wagons West, to do something with Tennessee! (Wagons West, the structure of fiction Some of Celebration! (Wagons West, these pieces might appear uneven and unstable but it is pure jazz Texas! (Wagons West, tip o I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery the hat Revenge ni Miss Piggy to NR and perhaps as readers we aren Breakfast Book t intended The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade to Day of Independence (Bad Men of the West, totally get it

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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. 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 Babysitter The characters and the setting a father his wife their three young children one of whom is just a baby Father and mother going to a party nearby They re leaving the kids with a young and pretty babysitter who likes to bathe in the couple s bathtub surreptitiously after she had finished attending to the kids needs Just outside however is her boyfriend and his pal waiting for the couple to leaveWhile at the party the father of the kids thinks of a good excuse to leave it so he can drop by their house and maybe surprise the babysitter naked in their bathtub He has the hots for her So with the babysitter s boyfriend s pal He wants to have a threesome with the babysitter and the boyfriend inside the couple s house Now that s the situation So what s the story Wrong uestion What are the STORIES That s much betterImagine parallel universes of different events and outcomes but with the same characters and situation And imagine the events in these parallel universes televised and you watching these events simultaneously with just a normal pair of eyes You can t watch all of them all of the time All you can do is to snippets of the unfolding events one at a time in each tv screen A virtual overload of visual stimulation which strangely I found highly eroticYou want pathos instead Try A Pedestrian Accident A man is run over be a motor vehicle and lies on the road He s still alive very much conscious can hear everything in pain has an acute sense of everything within his field of vision but cannot talk Coover surrounds him with oddball characters with their infuriating actions and dialogues Then feel death coming for this hapless victimThe Marker involves something we all have here at goodreads a bookmark But no one is reading here Instead we have a man his wife and later five policemen First the wife gets naked and invitingly lies in bed inside their bedroom Her husband then takes off his clothes puts off the light then feels himself towards the bed in total darkness He found the bed only after several tries He inserts it in felt dry nevertheless kisses her and he smells something bad Lights on enters the five policemen The wife had been dead for weeks and the husband sees himself in coitus with a smelly cadaver Now what about the bookmark Why the title I can t spoil your fun by answering these uestions Read itThere are many others to choose from each story a madness of a different strain The last one is entitled The Hat Act see they re ACTS with a magician as the principal protagonist uite apropos since each of the acts in this book is nothing short of magical