By Guy Davenport
truth, fiction, historical past, and paintings all converge during this assortment as man Davenport explores advanced rules inside of narratives which are filled with emotional intensity. Fearless and creative popular, those tales take many kinds, resembling the imagined global struggle I journals of sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska in “The Bowmen of Shu” and the parallel stories of poets Matsuo Basho and Ezra Pound mountaineering an analogous mountain path centuries aside in “Fifty-Seven perspectives of Fujiyama.”
within the name tale, which additionally gains illustrations by way of the writer, a gaggle of philosophers attempts to set up a utopia in Amsterdam, harkening again to a prelapsarian international of easy sexuality and nature untarnished through human effect. the concept the previous endlessly affects the current is on the middle of Apples and Pears as Davenport relocates his references from all eras to modern times—and as he makes use of measured, poetic language to discover the cyclical nature of culture.
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Apples and Pears: And Other Stories by Guy Davenport