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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 catches a glimpse of the gentle shadows amid her thighs as she curls her legs up under herImagination is rich bu

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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 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

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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 Metafantastical fables reworkings of reworkings forking paths and fucking piths numerical mini chapters self regarding scoundrels for narrators black humour mindless surrealism incomprehensible but enter

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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 says about his first encounter with this book it so bowled me over I had to teach it to u

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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 volume Metafiction yeah that's right it's fiction about fiction celebrating the lying truthfulness and the truthful lies we all need to keep our brains glued together Apparently I mean I don'

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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 uarter The scene will remind us of Bangkok and we will wear the shirt of Coover proudly Through the tear gas and vitriol w

  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 l

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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

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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 favorite

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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 t

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Pricksongs Descants Fictions

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 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

Review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ó Robert Coover

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

  • Paperback
  • 256
  • Pricksongs Descants Fictions
  • Robert Coover
  • English
  • 14 October 2017
  • 9780802136671

About the Author: Robert Coover

Born Robert Lowell Coover in Charles City Iowa Coover moved with his family early in his life to Herrin Illinois where his father was the managing editor for the Herrin Daily Journal Emulating his father Coover edited and wrote for various school newspapers under the nom de plume “Scoop” He was also his high school class president a school band member and an enthusiastic supporter of the