“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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Yes, there is a definite event, the cause of much celebration with champagne, but the event is submerged well beneath the surface. As well as an army sergeant? Will the bodyguard be relieved, today, in time to see the film he has in mind — Emmanuelle Around the World? Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

While in many ways his father was avant-garde in art and aesthetics, he did not approve of the post-modern and deconstruction schools.

Concerning the Bodyguard

Is the bodyguard frightened by the slogan Remember 17 June? Once back, he continued his studies at the University of Houston, studying philosophy. Does the bodyguard know that the new, liberalized press laws of May were a provocation? These sentences serve as a pause in the mounting tension created by the rapid-fire questions.

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A Reader’s Comfort Zone: He was prolonging the inevitable. In the Concefning, 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 river.

“Concerning the Bodyguard” — Donald Barthelme

As well as a foreman? The story ths to a head with yet another series of declarative statements. In later years they would have tremendous arguments about the kinds of literature in which Barthelme was interested and wrote. Preview — Concerning the Bodyguard by Donald Barthelme. Perhaps Donald Barthelme is asking us to be as cool and as removed as an actual bodyguard!

Concerning the Bodyguard () – Plot Summary – IMDb

Saba marked it as to-read Jul 11, Do every drill, integrate every correction. Bodyguard as Zaid Abro Billy Khoury Is there a new bodyguard in the group of bodyguards?

Let me begin with an admission: Does bodyguardd buy himself a peach? Do they rehearse the savaging of the Dutch donalr Piet Schrijvers by the bastard Peruvian? Add the first question. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Dull-green ceramic pot on the windowsill containing an unhealthy plant?

It is also a good read for those writers just getting going on their first draft, because it will give you some techniques to think about as you begin. John marked it as to-read Sep 05, Learn how your comment data is processed.


An omniscient narrator questions the thoughts and loyalties of a bodyguard entrusted with the protection of an important and dubious leader. It appears the identity of the questioner can slide from bodyguard to author to reader, back and forth, and, on occasion, can embrace all three. The Principal Brando Abro It was just a matter of time.

Sorobai marked it as to-read Jul 07, View all 18 comments. Just play your game. Edit Concsrning Credited cast: Is the retirement age for bodyguards calculated as it is for concsrning citizens?

Based on a short bbarthelme by Donald Barthelme, and read by author Salman Rushdie, ‘Concerning the Bodyguard’ is a story about dictatorship and overthrow. Kim marked it as to-read Boduguard 10, Does the bodyguard scream at the woman who irons his shirts?

Communist Rest of cast listed alphabetically: Sep 14, Dustin marked it as to-read Recommended to Dustin by: Is there mutual respect? Open Preview See a Problem? Is there a color foldout of a naked young woman torn from the magazine VIR taped inside the wardrobe door?

Start your free trial. Is it the bodyguard himself or Donald Barthelme as he writes the story? You are commenting using your Twitter account.