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[14th century Books] Ebook Carnival ☆ Rawi Hage


  • Hardcover
  • 304
  • Carnival
  • Rawi Hage
  • English
  • 07 November 2019
  • 9780887842351

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Free read Carnival Read & Download ó eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB µ Rawi Hage Rawi Hage µ 7 Read O's Game and Cockroach comes an eagerly anticipated new novel about the beautiful tw. Carnival what a mess and how happy I am to turn your last page and finally feel peace I ve been tortured for days by this book but I don t know why I enjoyed it Going up and down jumping from a story to another without a real plot and without a real purpose That s how I could describe this bookThe main Character is Fly a man who lives his days without a purpose he enjoyed his Taxi rides without thinking what I m going to do next he is so lonely so ironic and obsessed with masturbation Even the writer criticize himself for the excessive mentioning of masturbation After getting into the cab Sally spots a copy of Jean Genet s Our Lady of the Flowerssitting on Fly s dashboard A reader she says and smiles before offering some very unstripper like literary criticism Listen I have nothing against masturbation but don t you think the act is a bit overdone in this novel The book was so enjoyable in so many parts but it sucks in so many others there is not a real link between the different acts it was so confusing and uncomfortable The smart narrative style and the rich text kept me attached and gave me a reason to read one page every time I decided to give up I m so sure that I missed so many things in this book so please I would like to discuss it with anyone who read it it will be great to have an answer to all these uestions that keep echoing in my head There was a lot of symbolism and I m afraid I didn t get all of it

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Free read Carnival Read & Download ó eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB µ Rawi Hage Rawi Hage µ 7 Read From international publishing sensation and the IMPAC award winning author of De Nir. Vague rambling beautiful shocking disturbing intelligent fantasticalPick a word any word It will probably go towards describing this book in some wayThis is a very grown up book It s one of those books that you have no chance of understanding while still growing up and probably won t understand even when you re grown I m still not sure what I read This book is confusing and disturbing but I finished it pretty uickly I carried on reading Even when I felt like I was going to be sick I still turned the page And I don t know why Something about Fly hooked meFly is the main character the narrator And he s pretty crazy and messed up A taxi driving circus orphan raised by and living with a series of misfits and freaks for the majority of his life I was never sure if Fly honestly saw the world as described or if he was just as high as a kite His high or bat shit narrative was uite difficult to follow and I found myself reading most pages than onceI d say read this book once so you know just how sane you are And be wary of taxi drivers And circus folkThis wasn t uite my cup of tea I received a copy of this for free via Goodreads First Reads

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Free read Carnival Read & Download ó eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB µ Rawi Hage Rawi Hage µ 7 Read Isted existence of life in the modern city told from the perspective of a taxi drive. This review appeared originally in Cleaver Magazine Fly the narrator of Rawi Hage s fabulist novel Carnival released in the US on June 17 is a literature obsessed taxi driver and child of circus performers who imagines himself a super hero avenging wrongs perpetrated on the vulnerable and the poor Books particularly the subversive kind are his sword One night he picks up an arguing couple The woman Mary is crying Her husband berates her for her introverted bookish ways He wants some action I am tired of this do you understand he saysFly flies into a rage forces the husband out of the car leaves him by the side of the road and brings sweet Mary back to his book stuffed apartment And she laughed and walked among the garden of books he says and then we took off our fig leaves and made love in the corner where verses from heaven touched our bare cracked asses that hopped and bounced like invading horses in the holy lands He goes onWe flew out of the city and we landed on the page where Moses split the sea and the Jews marched between those suspended mountains of water hovering humming on both sides and the poor expelled merchants wondered if Moses knew what the fuck he was doing What if his hand got tired and he accidentally dropped his magic cane or got distracted by a wet desert ass or lost his sandals or what if that lush single malt of a God changed his mind again and the fucking Red Sea closed in on them with its menstrual red liuidIt s unusual for Fly to have a partner in these imagined sexual literary journeys On most days he lies down on the magic carpet he inherited from his father and masturbates while traveling to far off lands fighting in epic wars crossing rivers and visiting bathhouses Hage wants to say naturally that reading and writing are acts of both inward self absorption and outward imagination I once contemplated becoming a novelist myself says Fly but instead I stopped typing and picked up another creative habit that has kept my fingers busy ever since Flying solo on his magic carpet Fly is free unleashed from the demands and expectations of others It s an enticing possibility certainly Fly s visceral need to escape and yet hover nearby is reminiscent of Cosimo Italo Calvino s twelve year old protagonist of The Baron in the Trees who escapes his insecure father and pedantic overbearing mother by going to live in the oaks and walnut and olive trees of the family s estateThe problem with masturbation as escape perhaps not unlike living in the trees is that it s ultimately unsatisfactory the act may evoke powerful sensations even feelings of the eternal but emotionally it s limiting And that s the problem with this book Hage is a truthteller Fly as a child in the circus was employed as a discerner of secrets But for all of his ability to clarify break down and isolate the undercurrents and deficiencies of society Carnival lacks emotional depth and nuance Indeed Hage s love of literature gets in the way he s too busy making clever references to other writers and books and he puts too much faith in the conceit of the liberal wise compassionate open minded and yet non believing writer as a foil to small mindedness greed and stupidity But the great force of literature is its ability to explore the short sighted and parochial nature of man and not condemn itThis is not to say Carnival s characters lack depth The plot centers on Otto an empathetic but highly dogmatic political activist who is Fly s accomplice righting wrongs against amoral CEOs of multi national corporations vapid rich kids and pathological psychiatrists But Otto a victim of society breaks down and commits a horrible act Hage portrays Otto s descent with evenhanded care and love We are capable of harm concludes FlyHage has written Carnival his third novel entirely in monologue a difficult form Fly s voice alone has to sustain the reader who also must feel terrific empathy for Fly the author doesn t deliver Hage seems to admire the Hungarian novelist Bohumil Hrabal one of the many authors he refers to in the text But Hrabal was a capable of delivering monologue that was outrageous but also hilarious and very very sadOne problem is that Otto s earnest moralism invades Fly s own language this has the effect of distancing the reader Moreover the monologue is filled with predictable and therefore uninteresting condemnation of miscreants polluters suburbanites Catholic priests and even lawns When Fly brings a pair of typical beer bingeing sports fans to his prostitute friend Linda and the encounter falters for the poor behavior of the Johns Fly beats them upThere was nothing in the news about tourists getting robbed fucked or punished Idiots like that are usually too proud to admit defeat They just go and get drunk and numb their wounds and the next day go to the gym and pump iron and check their muscles in the mirrorThere is no mirror that they pass and do not greet with a flex of biceps or the slow landing of a leg Inflated balloons with broken cords always walking as if they are taking their first step on the moonContrast this withering assessment with the nuanced tone of the take out of a similar scene from Calvino s The Baron in the Trees Here Cosimo s brother the narrator describes the outcome of an episode in which Cosimo s love interest Viola known as the Sinforosa has duped the band of urchin boys who also live in the treesWhat happened afterward was difficult to understand the Sinforosa s betrayal seemed to have been twofold partly her having invited them into her own garden to eat fruit and then getting them beaten up by her servants and then her having made a favorite of one of them a certain Bel Lor who was still jeered at it for it and another a certain Ugasso at the same time and set them against each otherOne of these episodes or some episode like these or all these episodes together had caused a break between the Sinforosa and the band and now they talked of her with a bitterness mingled with regretHage who was born in Lebanon and lives in Montreal is profoundly interested in the global forces that bear down on society his book attempts to take account of the impact on people of migration racism and global capitalism It consistently sides with the losers even when they commit horrendous crimes But Hage makes a mistake it seems to me in devising an escapist narrative to confront the dysfunction that s only grounded in an imaginary city if it s Montreal I don t uite recognize it during the bloated week of carnival This disconnection became apparent to me toward the end of the book when over the course of a few days a number of taxi drivers are murdered Each killing is described in detail somewhat in the fashion of Roberto Bola o s clinical description of murdered factory girls in the masterpiece 2666 Hage s account of the taxi murders made me think of Bola o that was Hage s point I imagine in this novel about books and reading but also long for Bola o s emotional precision and his simultaneous attention to the sad hollowed out cry of anyone attempting to live