The Exquisite Corpse
Alfred Chester Diana Athill
READ BOOK ☆ The Exquisite Corpse - by Alfred Chester Diana Athill
Apr 05, 2020 - 21:40 PMBy Alfred Chester Diana Athill

Lyric and tender one moment, cruel and dizzying the next, this literary tour de force neither celebrates perversity nor laments it, rather it projects it as part of man s impossible quest for a true self In 49 brief, highly cinematic chapters, we meet a series of twisted but sincere searchers, each in their own flight from despair.
  • Title: The Exquisite Corpse
  • Author: Alfred Chester Diana Athill
  • ISBN: 9781574231977
  • Page: 273
  • Format: Paperback

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Mariel Apr 05, 2020 - 21:40 PM
At the end of the green corridor, a woman appeared, a large fat woman in a pink nightgown with two babies in her arms She too began screaming Husband and wife were yielding up nightmare screams Yet, despite all their terror and desperation, Baby heard in their voices and read in their faces something that said At Last At Last the faceless nameless horror that lurked, that marched, that ran, that followed, that flowed, that crept under doors, that gnawed, that knocked, that rapped, that sighed, t [...]
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Brent Legault Apr 05, 2020 - 21:40 PM
I liked his stories but I had a hard time with this novel It was too Just too, I don t know, I don t want to say sick, but something like sick, even though that isn t quite right Demented But I usually love demented But not this This was just too.
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Matthew Everett Apr 05, 2020 - 21:40 PM
An interesting book but around page 180 I lost interest in the characters There is some subterfuge and the shocking parts shock but I just lost the will of emotional investment Like if you read this book because of Diana Athill.
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Rj Apr 05, 2020 - 21:40 PM
Following my brief post on Alfred Chester, J took the initiative and grabbed me a couple of his books Looking for Genet Literary Essays and Reviews Chester s work collected by his literary executor Edward Field and the novel The Exquisite Corpse It is a pleasure to write that Chester s writing is as exciting as everyone has written I am immersed in the critiques in Looking for Genet so far I have only read Diana Athill s Afterward in The Exquisite Corpse and find myself chuckling at his comments [...]
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Joseph Apr 05, 2020 - 21:40 PM
This one flew right over my head The best part of the book was the afterword, which managed to paint Chester as a interesting character than any in his novel As for the book itself, I can t really comment on the story, because he has mostly chosen not to have one, and it s difficult to say anything about the characters, as they re constantly in a state of flux To be totally honest, I actually kind of like that idea, and the notion of having to puzzle out who s who, or even if there actually are [...]
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Teree Apr 05, 2020 - 21:40 PM
Splendid What a wonderful language he speaks The worlds he created in this book are not ones we would like to visit, except for a glimpse of something bizarre, alien, painful, glamorous, desperate, dirty, filthy, infectiousIt s nothing like real life and everything like real lifeep down underneath.
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Rachell Apr 05, 2020 - 21:40 PM
I read this book in college, after proofreading an essay about it for a literary review I couldn t tell you exactly what it s about I don t even know if it s about anything in a traditional narrative sense but it s surprisingly readable for an avant garde work, and some of the lines have stayed with me for over 10 years I still haven t tried a scotch and milk, though.
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Tree Apr 05, 2020 - 21:40 PM
I can t explain this bookyou just gotta read it I still don t really know what happened But the prose is amazing Chester has these great moments Death in the garden, faeries stealing a baby, all of which are undoubtedly delusions of the character s minds But it s all so entwined that it s hard to tell where reality begins and ends.
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Larry-bob Roberts Apr 05, 2020 - 21:40 PM
Surrealist novel A bewildering array of characters interact, but it seems that some of them, though named differently, are actually the same people I had to draw a diagram to try to puzzle it out Chester captures strange mental states, not so surprising considering his own psychology.
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Jessica Apr 05, 2020 - 21:40 PM
I ve enjoyed some very unusual books, but this one was just too disturbing for me and I consider myself a pretty open minded person I read about the first 50 pages or so, but couldn t bring myself to finish it.
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Desmond Apr 05, 2020 - 21:40 PM
This book becomes incredibly confusing as characters become twisted in plots that see no boundaries between reality and fantasy It s an amazing read, very creative and ferociously addicting.
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Robert Costic Apr 05, 2020 - 21:40 PM
A nightmarish, surreal book vividly written by a person who descended into madness.
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The Exquisite Corpse By Alfred Chester Diana Athill Lyric and tender one moment, cruel and dizzying the next, this literary tour de force neither celebrates perversity nor laments it, rather it projects it as part of man s impossible quest for a true self In 49 brief, highly cinematic chapters, we meet a series of twisted but sincere searchers, each in their own flight from despair.

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