DONALD BARTHELME CONCERNING THE BODYGUARD PDF

Who has inflicted a brown burn on his yellow shirt purchased expensively from Yves St. A great brown burn just over the heart? With the second bodyguard, who is driving? What is the tone?

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The whole dang story is questions. Yet there is actually a narrative. Of course, most of them are rhetorical questions, so that makes it a little easier. Still you try writing a whole story using only questions. Good luck. The selection: Is the bodyguard tired of waking in his small room on the Calle Caspe, smoking a Royale Filtre, then getting out of bed and throwing wide the curtains to discover, again, eight people standing at the bus stop across the street in postures of depression?

Is there a rosary made of apple beads hanging from a nail? Is there a mirror whose edges have begun to craze and flake, and are there small blurrish Polaroids stuck along the left edge of the mirror, Polaroids of a woman in a dark-blue scarf and two lean children in red pants? Is there a pair of dark-blue trousers plus a long-sleeved white shirt worn once already hanging in the dark-brown wardrobe?

Is there a color foldout of a naked young woman torn from the magazine VIR taped inside the wardrobe door? Is there a bottle of Long John Scotch atop the cheese-colored mini-refrigerator? Two-burner hotplate? Dull-green ceramic pot on the windowsill containing an unhealthy plant? Is he persuaded by what he reads there? Does the bodyguard know which of the great blocs his country aligned itself with during the Second World War?

During the First World War? Does the bodyguard know which countries are the preeminent trading partners of his own country, at the present time? Share this:.

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‘Concerning The Bodyguard’ by Donald Barthelme

Start your review of Concerning the Bodyguard Write a review Jul 06, Glenn Russell rated it it was amazing Let me begin with an admission: I was initially reluctant to write a review of this four-page piece of Donald Barthelme experimental fiction since I didnt find the authors usual reference to literature, philosophy or the arts, and, even more to the point, I had difficulty getting my mind around the story - in a word, I was coming up with a blank when I asked myself: Why did Barthelme write this? Is there a deeper, underlying meaning I should be grasping? I mean, take a look at the three bodyguards in the above photo. Do these gentleman strike you as members of the literary scene or art crowd?

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DONALD BARTHELME CONCERNING THE BODYGUARD PDF

The whole dang story is questions. Yet there is actually a narrative. Of course, most of them are rhetorical questions, so that makes it a little easier. Still you try writing a whole story using only questions. Good luck. The selection: Is the bodyguard tired of waking in his small room on the Calle Caspe, smoking a Royale Filtre, then getting out of bed and throwing wide the curtains to discover, again, eight people standing at the bus stop across the street in postures of depression? Is there a rosary made of apple beads hanging from a nail?

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Concerning the Bodyguard

Meztiramar You are commenting using your Twitter account. Refresh and try again. However, I disagree with Mr. In the Mercedes, the bodyguard and his colleague stare at the hundreds, men and women, young dlnald old, who move around the Mercedes, stopped for a light, as if it were a rock in a river. I found the chapters on point of view, narrative distance, and dialogue particularly helpful. I mean, take a look at the three bodygua Let me begin with an admission: Peru, a match which they have all seen. The voice of Salman Rushdie.

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“Concerning the Bodyguard” — Donald Barthelme

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