“Concerning the Bodyguard” by Donald Bartheleme Does the bodyguard scream at the woman who irons his shirts? Who has inflicted a brown. for August 19, , where Salman Rushdie reads Donald Barthelme’s “ Concerning the Bodyguard.” I already listened to Donald Antrim read. Based on a short story by Donald Barthelme, and read by author Salman Rushdie, ‘Concerning the Bodyguard’ is a story about dictatorship and overthrow.

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Concerning the Bodyguard by Donald Barthelme

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Do they rehearse the savaging of the Dutch goalkeeper Piet Schrijvers by the bastard Peruvian?

Glenn Miller rated it it was amazing Jul 10, Katie S added it Aug 20, Read the short story HERE: After listening to Salman read and discuss the story link belowI have blended my own reflections with his and have come up with the following themes and highlights any reader can have fun considering: Elif rated it it was ok May 30, Barthelme’s relationship with his father was a struggle between a rebellious son and a demanding father.

Should concrning not be other cars leading and following his principals car, these also filled with bodyguards? Does the bodyguard know that the general amnesty of April coincided with the rearrest of sixty persons? Richard marked it as to-read Sep 10, Barthelme to tell us that this is bodyguard whether invested in the safety of his principal or otherwise was working against forces much larger than himself. Sonya Chyu rated it liked it Dec 27, Is there a sniper on a rooftop or at an open window in one of the buildings?


Is there a pension? Does he spill a drink, to disclose his spite? Feliciathegoat added it Mar 18, Let concernkng begin with an admission: Is the bodyguard aware of this?

What is the tone? In the next to last paragraph we read: Start your free trial. Will the son of the bodyguard, living with his mother in a city concernung away, himself become a bodyguard?

Igrowastreesgrow marked it as to-read Sep 14, Does the bodyguard know which of the great blocs his country aligned itself with during the Second World War? However, I disagree with Mr.

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It appears the identity of the questioner can slide from bodyguard to author to reader, back and forth, and, on occasion, can embrace all three.

The champagne bottles were ready and waiting. Does anybody in the crowd look like they have a weapon? Trivia About Concerning the Bo And Novel Revisions Continue…. What has he meant to the world? Use the HTML below. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Kim marked it as to-read Sep 10, Empty champagne bottles overflow garbage cans throughout the entire country.

What are his plans? Yes, there is a definite event, the cause of much celebration with champagne, but the event is submerged well beneath the surface. I found the chapters on point of view, narrative distance, and dialogue particularly helpful.

To ask other readers questions about Concerning bodyfuard Bodyguardplease sign up. A great short movie. Or, are we as readers being asked these questions?


No drama means a job well done – exactly the opposite of a fiction writer! This piece is experimental in a different way, narrated through a series of questions, repeating […]. Photos Add Image Add an image Do you have any images for this title? In less than a month, my friend found his game falling apart, and after two months he complained to his conald. Concerning the Bodyguard Michael Grogan rated it really liked it Mar 30, Although he continued to take classes untilhe never received a degree.

“Concerning the Bodyguard” — Donald Barthelme

As well as a foreman? Which bodyguard is at fault?

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Jul 06, Glenn Russell rated it it was amazing. With his third wife Birgit, a Dane, he had his fonald child, a daughter named Anne, and near the end of his life he married Marion, with whom he had his second daughter, Kate.