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  • ISBN: 0865476241
  • Author: Charles Bowden
  • Genre: Science
  • Subcategory: Biological Sciences
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: North Point Press; 1st edition (February 6, 2002)
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • ePUB size: 1674 kb
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Blues for Cannibals can be a hard book at times to work through

Blues for Cannibals can be a hard book at times to work through. The ideas become circular and repetitive but the beautiful writing often smooths over these rough spots, while at other times there is true beauty, touched with both horror and sadness, in its words and thoughts. Charles Bowden writes near the beginning that if he had life to live over again he "would never think that wars are events recorded in the book of history but realize they are actual and always take my hands from my ears and hear the cries of the slain

Blues for Cannibals book.

Blues for Cannibals book. Blues for Cannibals continues the quest Bowden began in Blood Orchid-to discover the headwaters of the sickness that seeps through the American soul, and to consider what it might mean to come fully alive in a time of exalted consumption, global pillage, gated communities, and wholesale destruction of the environment.

Blues for Cannibals can be a hard book at times to work through. The section on food and his dying friends is the best part of the book and reverberates with a quiet power. Charles Bowden writes near the beginning that if he had life to live over again he "would never think that wars are events recorded in the book of history but realize they are actual and always take my hands from my ears and hear the cries of the slain.

Blues for Cannibals continues the quest Bowden began in Blood Orchid-to discover the headwaters of the sickness that seeps through the American soul, and to consider what it might mean to come fully alive in a time of exalted consumption, global pillage, gated communities, and wholesale destruction of the environment. beautiful writing, scary images, life. com User, December 14, 2002. Blues for Cannibals can be a hard book at times to work through.

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Charles Bowden lived and wrote in Tucson, Arizona. His recent books include Down by the River: Drugs, Money, Murder, and Family, Blues for Cannibals: Notes from Underground, Blood Orchid: An Unnatural History of America, and Desierto: Memories of the Future. Библиографические данные. Killing the Hidden Waters.

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Blues for Cannibals (2002). Sometimes a Great Notion, by Ken Kesey, Penguin Books, 2006, pp. xiii-xix. Exodus/Éxodo (text by Charles Bowden, photographs by Julián Cardona) (2008). Killing the Hidden Waters (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2003). A Shadow in the City : Confessions of an Undercover Drug Warrior (2005). Kill the Messenger: How the CIA's Crack-Cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb by Nick Schou; preface by Charles Bowden (2006). Some of the Dead are Still Breathing: Living in the Future (2009). Murder City: Ciudad Juárez and the Global Economy's New Killing Fields (2010).

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Painful, heartbreaking, and forewarning, Bowden at once tears us apart and yearns for us to find ourselves back together again.

Blues for Cannibals continues the quest Bowden began in Blood Orchid-to discover the headwaters of the sickness that seeps through the American soul, and to consider what it might mean to come fully alive in a time of exalted consumption, global pillage, gated communities, and wholesale destruction of the environment. Down, down he leads us, in intoxicating, nearly hallucinogenic prose-past the Yaqui, the Anasazi, and other ghosts of our collective history, past the hookers, winos, and assorted have-nots outside the prosperous circle by the fire. We meet a prisoner obsessed with painting presidents, sex offenders whose desires are not as alien as we wish, a murderer whose execution does not cure what ails us. "I wound up looking at a world where cannibalism is life," Bowden writes, "and of course, given the diet, a life without a future." He mourns a young artist who couldn't find a reason to keep living and tends a mesquite tree that won't die. And down among its metaphoric roots, he reacquaints us with the appetites-fierce, flawed, human-that might save us too. Blues for Cannibals is scripture for an age when bushes no longer burn.
Comments: (7)
Runeshaper
When Charles Bowden died in 2014, the world lost another defiant voice. I've read a number of Bowden's essays and this trilogy as well. Some might recall, Bowden was the journalist who uncovered junk bonds and their kings, as well as the drug cartels. Bowden has a no-nonsense approach and prose that has won literary awards.
Samutilar
Bowden's prose is actually a long tone poem, and if you read it this way, you will not be disappointed. The mesquite is the metaphor: once you read it, you'll understand, and you'll want to read more. Bowden is one of our most brutally honest writers practicing the trade today, but he writes with velvet gloves. He teaches us how to rejoice in our despair--he's a practicing buddhist, he just doesn't know it.
If you are new to Bowden's writing, this book is as good a place to start as any. For a man who has probably seen and witnessed the worst we can do to each other, he somehow holds out hope for the best. What else can we do but sink our taproots and satisfy our appetites?---at least that is something, as Bowden says...
Zodama
You live in the desert or interested in the border drug trade read his works
Ximinon
One of the finest of books in the selfl-revelatory genre.
Ghile
Read the first chapter and you are either in or you are out. It is that simple. You will either really like this book or nor like it at all.
Xal
Great read. The tales of French soup pots and the Yaqui Indian village worth the price alone
Arilak
who wants to be in this guy's head for a whole book? There isn't much of a thread throughout, just the author's musings. He's a man of a certain generation and will probably appeal to the same. He's mournful, self-absorbed, ranting about things he has no intention of doing anything about -- it used to be attractive to be the bad boy complaining about society, but hey, we've heard it a zillion times. Now do something, share some great idea about how to change things. This is just another lament. You'll like it if you like that. I'm ready to move on.
Blues for Cannibals can be a hard book at times to work through. The ideas become circular and repetitive but the beautiful writing often smooths over these rough spots, while at other times there is true beauty, touched with both horror and sadness, in its words and thoughts. Charles Bowden writes near the beginning that if he had life to live over again he "would never think that wars are events recorded in the book of history but realize they are actual and always take my hands from my ears and hear the cries of the slain." Much of this book is filled with those cries, and not only from war. He also would never say no to a woman or skip a meal. From evidence in this book, one gets the feeling he never has. The section on food and his dying friends is the best part of the book and reverberates with a quiet power. An unique book.
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