“Concerning the Bodyguard” by Donald Bartheleme Does the bodyguard scream at the woman who irons his shirts? Who has inflicted a brown. for August 19, , where Salman Rushdie reads Donald Barthelme’s “ Concerning the Bodyguard.” I already listened to Donald Antrim read. Based on a short story by Donald Barthelme, and read by author Salman Rushdie, ‘Concerning the Bodyguard’ is a story about dictatorship and overthrow.

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Who has inflicted a brown burn on his yellow shirt purchased expensively from Yves St. Notify me of new comments via email. Has the bodyguard ever enjoyed a serious political discussion with his principal? Search for ” Concerning the Bodyguard ” on Amazon. Thanks for bodygyard us about the problem. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin.

If the bodyguard is relieved in time to see Emmanuelle Around the World, will there be a queue for tickets?

Was this review helpful to you? Barthelme tells the story very indirectly. What is the best speed of the Mercedes?

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“Concerning the Bodyguard” — Donald Barthelme

Perhaps Donald Barthelme is asking us to be as cool and as removed as an actual bodyguard! Rushdie that the story is ghe. Nearly every sentence in the story is posed as a question. Lists with This Book.

Is the retirement age for bodyguards calculated as it is for other citizens?

“Concerning the Bodyguard” — Donald Barthelme – Biblioklept

In later years they would have tremendous arguments about the kinds of literature in which Barthelme was interested and wrote. Is he exalted at these times? The narrative distance created by Mr. What are his plans? What has he meant to the world? In the Mercedes, the bodyguard and his colleague stare at the hundreds, men and women, young and old, who move around the Mercedes, stopped for a light, as if it were a rock in a concening.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Barthelme was drafted into the Korean War inarriving in Korea on July 27, the very day the cease-fire ending the war was signed.

Then, when you play, forget you ever had a coach, forget every drill, every instruction. What services does the bodyguard provide for his principal other than the primary one?


He was prolonging the inevitable. You are commenting using your WordPress. David rated it really liked it Aug 09, Is it the case that, on a certain morning, the garbage cans of the city, the garbage cans of the entire country, are overflowing with empty champagne bottles? Who is asking all of these questions? During the First World War? Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here It was just a matter of time. I was on the cusp of moving on to the next piece in my Penguin collection of forty Barthelme stories, but then, fanfare with horns — Salman Rushdie to the rescue.

But this one sentence about the celebration falls on the reader like a knife.

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