Carnival ( Pdf ) ☆ Rawi Hage – Kindle & PDF


  • Hardcover
  • 304
  • Carnival
  • Rawi Hage
  • English
  • 21 August 2019
  • 9780887842351

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True open seriousness fears neither parody nor irony nor any other form of reduced laughter for it is aware of being part of an uncompleted whole Mikhail Bakhtin Rabelais and His WorldI had forgotten this epigram by the time I finished reading Carnival I was musing about this book and trying to think what it reminded me of and it seemed liked it owed a debt to both Infinite Jest and A Confederacy of Dunces not in a derivative way but in an overall feeling I looked up some reviews of A Confederacy of Dunces and see that it is considered Rabelaisian and so I suppose that epigram was chosen carefully and the form of this book is a nod to works I do know and also those I don t Perhaps that s why it didn t uite work for me Carnival reads to me like a typical sopho effort in which the author has the confidence to expand on his earlier works putting on the page the full extent of his ideas that he hesitated to include before an experiment that s partially lost on me because I don t know the foundational materialRawi Hage is a Lebanese born Canadian and I loved his earlier works De Niro s Game and Cockroach for the immigrant as outsider POV and though the main character in Carnival Fly is also an immigrant outsider he reads as angry and off putting While I don t need for main characters to be nice or sympathetic in this case I was simply put off Fly consorts with the underbelly of society the prostitutes and drug dealers anarchists and perverts having only disdain for the law abiders and tax payers He rages against the racism experienced by his fellow immigrant taxi drivers which is understandable but also indulges in his own racism Fly is anti religion and anti capitalism and anti medicine and anti society and anti social On Catholics Well Father I think the only evil is you and your lot of delusional believers who make women suffer who tell Africans to abstain from sex and not protect themselves I believe you are a hater of misfits a suppressor of clowns laughs scissors to the ropes of mountain climbers chains to the wanderer and a blindfold to the knower a hater of men But you are also a lover of yourself a lover of power and buffoon dictators a protector of arms dealers and thieves pardoner of hypocrites with pious tongues and dirty handsThis contempt is not reserved just for Catholics however as Hage also discusses and lampoons Muslims and especially his neighbour Zainab Here he is with what I assume to be a mockery of all religious people I took the wheel and my car flew through the marketplace and the Carnival and I fancied myself a bird then a tightrope walker in a clown s attire singing and testing the rope with my empirical feet Now the clown becomes a Joker then a prophet chanting to the festive masses I shall chase the clouds and stop the rain and save your lives from this endless charade of puppets and strings Ladies and gentlemen the Temple of Wonder is yours to enter watch your head as you enter the tent and kindly take off your shoes a new life is waiting for you just inside Here is your chance ladies to come back as a tiger a lion or a mockingbird here is your chance gentlemen to see the eternal light and be saved from the burden of your daily life Just sit tight in your seat clap when you re told to and leave when you hear the buzz of the Joker or when the light above the door goes long and horizontal Hurry the show is about to start Step inside and all your troubles will be forgotten But do not eat from any of the forbidden foods the big cat might get excited And kids do not sneeze when the man reaches with his bare hands for the lion s throat Do as the others do and you will see miracles and illusions of flying horses the revival of the old and the greatness of the divine Come into the temple of bliss and joy and you will be given a new mask a new life for eternity ever afteruite a lot of Fly s speech comes out as long and listing monologues and from the passages I tend to select from the books I read I have a fondness for long and listing monologues Here s another bit I liked even if I m not sure I fully understand it Hospitals are a carnival of death A masuerade of haggard eyes gazing at the white purgatorial walls a faint chaos of hunchbacked mothers chasing orderlies of doctors disguised in aprons pointing magic wands at nurses in angelic uniforms and muffled tap shoes waving bandages mistaken for egg rolls Hospitals are asylums with flying ambulances bed bells to summon the physician s spirits sponge baths above white linen janitors swinging mops over hazy floors evening moans at the last sunset and fridges full of ice for arrested heartsIf it s fair to compare books I much preferred A Confederacy of Dunces for although Ignatius J Reilly is an unlikable misanthrope like Fly he s also funny and ironic And while Reilly has a fixation on his own body and its functions he s not the historical fantasy induced onanist that Fly is and while that might sound tantalising it s a constant and rather dull uirk I probably can t stop thinking of the comparison to ACoD since it s set in New Orleans a Carnival city and if Carnival is meant to be set in Hage s home city of Montreal as assumed but not stated I don t think of it as carnivalesue beyond the Cirue du Soliel This book has led me to put in an order for Rabelais Gargantua and Pantagruel and so perhaps with foundational knowledge I will be able to better appreciate Carnival itself

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Free read Carnival characters ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¸ Rawi Hage Rawi Hage ¸ 8 Free download Isted existence of life in the modern city told from the perspective of a taxi drive. True open seriousness fears neither parody nor irony nor any other form of reduced laughter for it is aware of being part of an uncompleted whole Mikhail Bakhtin Rabelais and His WorldSo I ll come back to this review when I have studied it in detail for my bachelor paper Of course most of you will limit yourself to a single lecture and for those people who are simply interested in reading a wonderful book I ll just list a few thoughts right now Rawi Hage has his roots in Lebanon but is in fact a Canadian writer Carnival follows in the footsteps of Fran ois Rabelais and the carnivalesue writing in a sense that it presents a story that focuses on excess decadence and escapism through the use of masks stories and whatnot I ll just be blunt it s a glorious novel packed with lively stories and ideas The real star of this book is the writing fresh rambling often hilarious Rawi Hage takes the reader on a sparkling taxi ride through the lower and higher layers of society To give you an idea this is a passage about Catholics Well Father I think the only evil is you and your lot of delusional believers who make women suffer who tell Africans to abstain from sex and not protect themselves I believe you are a hater of misfits a suppressor of clowns laughs scissors to the ropes of mountain climbers chains to the wanderer and a blindfold to the knower a hater of men But you are also a lover of yourself a lover of power and buffoon dictators a protector of arms dealers and thieves pardoner of hypocrites with pious tongues and dirty handsIt s a wild ride slinging from one side of the spectrum to another Main character is a taxi driver that we get to know as Fly a vaguely delusional character marked by his high interest in literature and his escapist episodes Carnival is not a realistic book but it delivers what it promises a Carnival of different lives characters and styles that come together in a book that doesn t really have a plot but is all the unpredictable and enticing because of it Not to mention the humour in this book which was raw but enthousiasticIt s not all comedy though There s a whole lot of tragedy going on in this book which even if veiled by the carnivalesue exuberance of the decorum should leave the reader with some vital uestions A lot of the critiue in Carnival exaggerated as it may be is actually valid and interesting food for thought In such I m looking forward to dig in to this novel for a in depth research For those who are interested I ll leave a detailed analysis of this book below my review later on But in any case Carnival should find it s place on your nightstand some day It s fresh it s adventurous and does what fiction should do entice entertain and inspire

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Free read Carnival characters ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¸ Rawi Hage Rawi Hage ¸ 8 Free download From international publishing sensation and the IMPAC award winning author of De Nir. Everything ends with a flight I thought O strange and wondrous story of an ordinary man conceived on the circus trail by a traveler who owned a camel and a mother who swung from the ropes This story of a circus performer turned taxi driver is perhaps not as strange as Hage s last novel which featured a cockroach Suffice it to say Hage wants to take us out of our comfort zone so that we really look at what his characters are experiencing thinking and saying The sympathetic and unnamed narrator friend of society s underclasses both invokes and evokes Bohumil Hrabal s Too Loud a Solitude as he was gifted a large library which fills his small apartment to overflowing He spends his free time reorganizing the volumes according to a personal and impressionistic system Dead protagonists take priority over triumphant happy ending characters but are surpassed by books with open endings books that don t have moral conclusions Novels with open endings I consider to be of a higher rank hence they are located before novels with happy endings which I often call religious or resurrection endingsAs for historical novels they are organized based on the name of the winner of the first battle that appears in the book For instance War and Peace will be filed in the N section N in reference to Napolean of courseand here if you look above the toiletall libraries must submit to a certain order Our narrator is called Fly When asked if it refers to the insect or the action he answers I m not sure But I think I might know Once his mother in a state of mental distress came in from the circus outside and saw her son shivering and naked cold and wet from a storm She called me some other name And she laughed when she saw me naked and stared at me Flying man she kept on saying flying man let me please you And she drew me close to her bosom and kissed my neck and her hand swept across my skin and touched me and held my erection and stroked me until I came There you go she said now you can leave and march towards your desert and your stone Fly is a taxi driver in a city that sounds like New Orleans to me there is a week long annual Carnival that involves much of the city He alternately calls his taxi his boat his plane his ride his car He flies to pick up fares or to get home Or to escape There are two kinds of taxi drivers the Spiders and the Flies Spiders are those drivers who wait at taxi stands for the dispatcher s call or for customers to walk off the streets and into their hungry carsFlies are wanderers operators who drive alone and around to pick up the wavers and the whistlers on the edges of sidewalks and streetsI am a wanderer Fly masturbates on a carpet that his true father had left him One suspects it is a prayer rug but it suits Fly to lie on it and fantasize endlessly his mind filled with dreams of gladiators sailors or women in need of rescue Fly does occasionally share his seed with women but he prefers to be alone perhaps to concentrate on his imaginary world rather than working to please another view spoilerViolence has a central role in this narrative Violence is part of our worlds though it is visited upon some than others Fly himself is violent though he seems to use it as a means of communication rather than from psychopathy Taxi drivers begin to turn up dead killed in gruesome ways The litany of the dead recalls Roberto Bola o s 2666 in which he lists endlessly the names of Mexican girls killed in the desert over a period of years The victims in this novel are male immigrants on the night shift We are set up to imagine the killers of the taxi drivers to be the work of two feral boys who grew up rough and live under an overpass by a river Fly knows the boys and tries to help them but finds his efforts too little too late One of the boys mother is a drug addict the nominal father a pimp I don t judge those who can t dream Fly saysOther people are murdered a psychiatrist an industrialist a college professor The boys admit to these murders though the mystery of the taxi drivers remains unsolved By the end nearly everyone close to Fly is dead or disappeared He flies hide spoiler


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    Free read Carnival Carnival ( Pdf ) ☆ Rawi Hage – Kindle & PDF Hage revisits the world he revealed to us in Cockroach the underbelly of human society In the earlier novel there was no mistaking Canada and Montreal as the setting but this novel is set a during a carnival period in an anonymous city that has a mountain within it Montreal again? The protagonist Fly a relative of cockroach? is a taxi driver who roams the city picking up and dropping off undesirables lost so

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    Carnival ( Pdf ) ☆ Rawi Hage – Kindle & PDF I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story Fly was born in a circus and his hard life landed him in a city we presume is Montreal though he never names it as a loner a bibliophile a solo sex addict and a taxi driver who cannot say no to a fare as long as he gets paid The story runs into a carnival held in the city and things go astray Rawi Hage's writing is dreamy anarchist and historically rooted irreverent and lingers into magical realism

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