eBook Fiskadoro epub

by Denis Johnson

eBook Fiskadoro epub
  • ISBN: 0701129344
  • Author: Denis Johnson
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Chatto & Windus/The Hogarth Press; First Edition edition (1985)
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • ePUB size: 1771 kb
  • FB2 size 1991 kb
  • Formats rtf docx txt mobi


ONE. HERE, AND ALSO SOUTH OF US, THE BEACHES HAVE A YELLOW TINT, but along the Keys of Florida the sand is like shattered ivory.

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Grateful to Denis Johnson for waking us up from our waking, and I'm going to start, tomorrow, taking on those books of. .Denis Johnson’s second novel, Fiskadoro, hit shelves in the mid-eighties

Grateful to Denis Johnson for waking us up from our waking, and I'm going to start, tomorrow, taking on those books of his I haven't yet gotten around to reading. Because life is unforgivingly short. Denis Johnson’s second novel, Fiskadoro, hit shelves in the mid-eighties. It’s a post-nuclear apocalyptic narrative, and the tale might have been especially fitting given the context of the times, the Reagan era of the Cold War. The story is set in Florida, where the few survivors remain, many years after nuclear Armageddon.

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Hailed by the New York Times as wildly ambitious and the sort of book that a young Herman Melville might have written had he lived today and studied such disparate works as the Bible.

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With the caution that this book doesn’t offer to represent their thinking, I want to acknowledge my debt to these students and teachers of humankind

With the caution that this book doesn’t offer to represent their thinking, I want to acknowledge my debt to these students and teachers of humankind. The quotes on pages 45-6 come from All About Dinosaurs by Roy Chapman Andrews (Random House, 1953). Those on pages 152-3 come from Nagasaki: The Forgotten Bomb by Frank W. Chinnock (The World Publishing Company, A New American Library Book, 1969).

Mr Cheung teaches the boy Fiskadoro to play the clarinet; Grandmother Wright, the oldest person in the world, endlessly relives the fall of Saigon; Cassius Clay Sugar Ray trades in radioactive artefacts. Boats go out to comb the sea for fish, and the sea keeps some of the men. Tossing fitfully in nightmares of forgotten wars, lazing in the tropical heat, the flotsam and jetsam of a lost civilization pursue their lives through a world of fractured memories.

What is a culture without a collective memory? When the structures of a society have collapsed what good is information or knowledge? They are useless, according to Denis Johnson's post-apocalyptic novel Fiskadoro.

Denis Hale Johnson (July 1, 1949 – May 24, 2017) was an American writer best known for his short story collection Jesus' Son (1992) and his novel Tree of Smoke (2007), which won the National Book Award for Fiction

Denis Hale Johnson (July 1, 1949 – May 24, 2017) was an American writer best known for his short story collection Jesus' Son (1992) and his novel Tree of Smoke (2007), which won the National Book Award for Fiction. He also wrote plays, poetry, journalism, and non-fiction. Denis Johnson was born on July 1, 1949 in Munich, West Germany. Growing up, he also lived in the Philippines, Japan, and the suburbs of Washington, .

e tale, the making of a new man from the ashes of the old world. a key to the conundrum at the center of the world. - "Philadelphia Inquirer""A marvelous book, beautifully written and constantly entertaining. With it Johnson firmly establishes his place as one of the very best contemporary writers.

Read Fiskadoro, by Denis Johnson online on Bookmate – Hailed by the New York Times as wildly ambitious and the sort of book that a young Herman Melville might have written had he lived today and.

Read Fiskadoro, by Denis Johnson online on Bookmate – Hailed by the New York Times as wildly ambitious and the sort of book that a young Herman Melville might have written had he lived today an. Hailed by the New York Times as wildly ambitious and the sort of book that a young Herman Melville might have written had he lived today and studied such disparate works as the Bible, 'The Wasteland,' Fahrenheit 451, and Dog Soldiers, screened Star Wars and Apocalypse Now several times, dropped a lot of acid and listened to hours of Jimi Hendrix and the. Rolling Stones, Fiskadoro is a stunning novel of an all-too-possible tomorrow.

After the world has been virtually destroyed and the United States consists of only its southernmost reaches, it is the period of the Quarantine, the beginning of a new era for the youth Fiskadoro, Anthony Cheung, and Cheung's one-hundred-year-old grandmother
Comments: (7)
Beazezius
DO NOT BUY!!!! It is so bad.Save more money up on a different brand because you’ll be wasting your money.
Went Tyu
Johnson has written a very different post-apocalypse novel compared with the normal fare. I really enjoyed the first part of the book, but the latter sections didn't draw me in nearly as much. While it's fine to leave some loose ends in this type of book, he left too many.

I really feel this should have been twice as long so he could more completely construct his world. I still rated it four stars for the inventive language and writing.
Moswyn
I like exploring different visions of a post-apocalyptic world, but this one never got going for me. Also, I had trouble relating to the main character, so I experienced the book at an emotional arm's length.
Brariel
Excellent read!!
Alister
I have to admit I didn't finish it. But I tried. I loved Denis Johnson's Tree of Smoke and Already Dead. This book was written much earlier that they were, and the author wasn't nearly as good when he wrote this book as he later became. The others are beautiful. This is not.
lifestyle
my son read and liked.
Modimeena
Post-everything as told by Melville. Just stunning.
Have you ever wished you could believe in ghosts? Or Jesus or Bob Marley or Bruce Lee? "Fiskadoro" creates a bizarre, poetic world where the civilization that stands between us and earlier forms of belief has been wiped out in a nuclear attack.
The new denizens of Twicetown (once Key West) live among the fragments of a half-remembered time, where scraps of different languages, musics, religions and machines exist without the memory of their earlier meaning or purpose. With no history to understand, the characters return to a more primal (primitive?) instinct for magic, ritual and resurrection.
Johnson writes with the weird precision of dreams, where details like the heat or the color of a tree are crystal-clear, but the larger meanings stay blurred. He's especially good at describing extreme states--epileptic fits, the Saigon airlift, a druggy tribal initiation rite.
But the characters themselves never felt very real to me. Maybe that's part of the point: without memory, identity softens and leaves a new margin for the spirit-world, for the deaths and strange rebirths that fill the story. But I found it hard to stay interested in what happened to anyone, and the novel ends (for me at least) with more muddle than mystery.
Still, Johnson's makes his fractured world every bit as believable as ours. His sharp, lyrical prose will haunt you long after you've forgotten the plot.
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