“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

Is there a rosary made of apple beads hanging from a nail? Is there mutual respect?

Elena Politi marked it as to-read Sep 14, Audible Download Audio Books. Barthelme was drafted into the Korean War inarriving Donald Barthelme was born to two students at the University of Pennsylvania. Before it between the table with the two principals and the doora table for the four bodyguards.

Link to Donald Barthelme’s Concerning the Bodyguard: Is there a pair of dark-blue trousers plus a long-sleeved white shirt worn once already hanging in the dark-brown wardrobe?

Again, we begin this paragraph with a declarative statement, but here, we are given an insight into the character of the bodyguard.

Just play your game. On the young men? Although he continued to take classes untilhe never received a degree.

A place packed with young, loud, fat Communists? However, I disagree with Mr.


“Concerning the Bodyguard” — Donald Barthelme

After leaving technical school, in what sort of enterprises did the bodyguard engage before accepting his present post? Cancel reply Enter your comment here Is the bodyguard frightened by young women of good family? A Reader’s Comfort Zone: Bodygaurd are no discussion topics on this book yet. What is the best speed of the Mercedes? Michael Grogan rated it really liked it Mar 30, I found the chapters on point of view, narrative distance, and dialogue particularly helpful.

We know that this special day does not bode well for the bodyguard.

Katie S added it Aug 20, Share this Rating Title: With a series of sharply focused questions, Donald Barthelme lets readers inhabit the world of a bodyguard, a world forever shrouded in uncertainty and suspicion, a world where, in order dobald perform his job, he is always interrogating all aspects of what he encounters moment to moment. Is there a cohcerning bodyguard in the group of bodyguards? Barthelme takes us closer into the mind of the bodyguard.

Concerning the Bodyguard by Donald Barthelme

Was this review helpful to you? Does the bodyguard know which countries are the preeminent trading partners of his own country, at the present time? Does the bodyguard gauge the importance of his principal in terms of the number of bodyguards he requires? Are there sometimes such additional precautions, and does the bodyguard, at these times, feel himself part of an ocean of bodyguards? Sonya Chyu rated it liked it Dec 27, Does the bodyguard feel that the situation is unfair?


Once back, he continued his studies at the University of Houston, studying philosophy. In every part of the country, in large cities and small towns, bottles of champagne have been iced, put away, reserved for a celebration, reserved for a special day. That the story is hidden inside the questions. The questions and hypothesis and exploration of near world and signs and vulnerabilities.

Trivia About Concerning the Bo And this paragraph opens to a section questioning the retirement age of bodyguards and the preparedness. Concerning the Bodyguard by Donald Barthelme. Is it the bodyguard himself or Donald Barthelme as he writes the story? Refresh and try again. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Zachary Harless marked it as to-read Sep 10, Donald Barthelme’s brothers Frederick – and Steven are also respected fiction writers and teachers at The University of Southern Mississippi.

In the rear seat, the patron is speaking into a telephone. In later years they would have tremendous arguments about the kinds of literature in which Barthelme was interested and wrote.

Which bodyguard is at fault?