Get Eyes: Novellas and Stories PDF

By William H. Gass

ISBN-10: 1101874732

ISBN-13: 9781101874738

Enter the elegant, upside-down / inside-out global of William H. Gass . . . subsequently the place the  Eyes  have it each which approach, together with up . . . in a stunning new choice of novellas and tales (six in all) from some of the most respected writers of our time, writer of 16 books, between them, the universally acclaimed The Tunnel ("An notable achievement"--Michael Dirda, The Washington Post); Middle C("Exhilaratingly ingenious"--Cynthia Ozick, The long island instances booklet Review cover); and Life Sentences ("A literary miracle"--The manhattan Observer).

This enthralling, Gassian trip starts off with "In Camera," an research into what's prone to increase while a probably illicit choice of images turns into the item of a grasping salesman's loving eyes . . . In "Charity," a tender attorney, whose enterprise it really is to maintain medical institution gear in truth produced, bargains an easy reward and is dropped at the ambiguous middle of charity itself. "Don't Even try out, Sam" tells of the battered, outdated piano Dooley Wilson performs in Casablanca as it complains in an interview of its remedy throughout the making of the image. "Soliloquy for a Chair" is simply that, a rumination through a folding chair in a barber store that's eventually bombed . . . and in "The Toy Chest," Disneylike creatures tackle human roles and concerns and reside in an environment of a child's imagination.

A excellent fantasia; every one, quintessentially Gass; each one, a virtuoso delight.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Spurte mennesket den fremmede ynglingen. » og viste omkring med hånden. Bonden anstrengte seg for å forstå ham, og da budbringeren hadde gjentatt spørsmålet sitt, sa han: «Har du aldri sett det før? Det er krigen. » Og da den fremmede så ham inn i de grumsete øynene full av hjertelig deltagelse, slo han øynene ned og så mot jorden. » Mennesket viste med hånden i en retning hvor man langt i det fjerne kunne se en liten teldeir. Dermed tok budbringeren avskjed ved å legge hånden på menneskets panne, og gikk videre.

Sa kongen. «Nei, vi hadde ikke flere blomster. » Da med ett husket budbringeren hvor mange døde som ennå lå ute på den skrekkelige sletten uten å være begravet, og han tiet. Og kongen så på ham og nikket og sukket tungt. «Jeg skulle reise til kongen vår og be ham om mange blomster,» fortsatte budbringeren, «men da jeg var i tempelet i fjellene kom den store fuglen og sa den ville bringe meg til kongen, og den bragte meg gjennom luften til deg. Å, kjære konge, fuglen satt på taket til en ukjent guddoms tempel, og et høyst forunderlig sinnbilde hadde denne guden stående på offerstenen sin: et hjerte, og en vill fugl satt på det og spiste.

Hver av dem bar i seg minnet om en elsket mor og om en bedre herkomst eller det hemmelige tegn på en vakrere og edlere bestemmelse, og hver og 28 AUGUSTUS en av dem var ham kjær og merkverdig og ga ham anledning til ettertanke, og ingen var dårligere enn han selv følte seg. Augustus besluttet å vandre gjennom verden og lete etter et sted hvor det ville være mulig for ham på en eller annen måte å være menneskene til nytte og å vise dem sin kjærlighet. Han måtte venne seg til at synet av ham ikke lenger gjorde noen glade; ansiktet hans var innfallent, klærne og skoene hans var en tiggers, heller ikke stemmen eller gangen hans hadde mer av det som en gang hadde gledet og fortryllet folk.

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