By J. P. Donleavy
A Fairy story of recent York is a humorous, lusty, and unhappy novel of comedian genius.
Returning from learn in another country, Cornelius Christian enters customs along with his baggage and his lifeless spouse. His first come upon in manhattan is with a funeral director, with whom he reluctantly takes employment to pay for the burial expenditures. during his tasks he meets the gorgeous Fanny Sourpuss over her millionaire husband's lifeless physique. in spite of the fact that, his over-enthusiastic dealing with of his first corpse lands him in court docket.
Cornelius Christian wanders in the course of the nice unhappy cathedral that's ny, analyzing the human in all its comedian pathos and lonely absurdity. no matter if lingering within the Automat ingesting from part empty espresso cups and stealing baked beans from the plates of shoppers who go searching for ketchup, or discovering love on a road nook basically to finish up combating his manner out of a hooker's fists, Cornelius Christian, heroic anti-hero, sings of life's goodness within the wake of catastrophe. A Fairytale of latest York is the unconventional whose name encouraged the Pogues' music, mentioned as 'the most sensible Christmas music ever'
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Na cópia, o rosto tinha outra expressão: uma face se esfumara, e nela se formaram cavidades. O título da obra: 0 artista deitado na rede. No meio da manhã, alguns trabalhadores saíram do armazém para velar o corpo do velho; em seguida chegaram barcos e canoas de Parintins e de outros lugares. Jano viu tudo de longe; permitiu que os empregados fossem ao enterro, e sabia que o filho estava por ali, que preferia ficar no meio daquela gente. Da varanda, assistiu ao ritual dos mortos, meio indígena meio cristão; no início da tarde, Mundo entrou numa lancha e acompanhou o féretro fluvial até Parintins.
Disse que não censurara a bebedeira do filho: sempre quisera vê-lo dançar e beber com mulheres. O problema era a revolta... Ele não podia ter insultado os militares. "Ainda bem que meu pai não conheceu esse insolente", prosseguiu, caminhando até a beira da piscina. ", perguntei. " Azulejos verdes e vermelhos desenhavam um mapa de Portugal no fundo da piscina, em cujas paredes estavam gravados nomes de cidades, de reis e rainhas desse mesmo país. "Meu pai dizia que essa decoração era para que se mergulhasse na sua pátria", disse Jano.
Braços no meio da fumaça. "Pensei que ias ficar no Rio",! disse. " | "Trouxe uns desenhos que fiz durante as férias", disse! Mundo. "Mas antes quero mostrar os objetos de seu Ni-! lo... " Arana saiu da jaula, manuseou as peças. Disse qxsc os Ticuna também faziam esculturas como aquelas. Leveza! na forma, pássaros que pareciam voar livremente. NuiriJ tom professoral, acrescentou que muitos artistas da Euro-| pa haviam imitado a arte indígena e a africana. Mas o verdadeiro trabalho do Nilo era outro.
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