The Sellout doc µ 416 pages ä Paul Beatty

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The Sellout doc µ 416 pages ä Paul Beatty ä Μια δηκτική βαθιά πολιτική σάτιρα για την ταυτότητα της σύγχρονης Αμερικής ένα μυθιστόρημα που περιγράφει την εκκεντρική ανατροφή ενός Αφροαμερικανού κα?αίωση και την παρακμή του τόπου του αναλαμβάνει μια εξωφρενική πρωτοβουλία την επαναφορά της δουλείας και του φυλετικού διαχωρισμού πράγμα που θα τον οδηγήσει ως κατηγορούμενο στο Ανώτατο Δικαστήριο της χώρας Ο Πουλημένος του Πωλ Μπέιτι σηματοδοτεί το δημιουργικό αποκορύφωμα ενός ιδιοφυούς συγγραφέα Το βιβλίο τιμήθηκε με το Βραβείο Booker 2016 Το 2015 απέσπασε το Εθνικό Βραβείο του Κύκλου των Κριτικών στις ΗΠΑ I don't recall reading a book which I loved so much in the beginning and was soooo fed up with in the end It's too much of too much There are about zero normal sentences and that was very tiring It reminded me of Steve Toltz' uicksand I couldn't keep up with avalanches and avalanches of wit satire It's a damn shame 'cuz I laughed out loud the first chaptersI also think the book is better for native speakers lots of linguistic humor and if you live in the States lots of inside jokes historicalcommercialpop cultural references I would give it a try and maybe read it slow and in several sittings

Paul Beatty í The Sellout reader

Μια δηκτική βαθιά πολιτική σάτιρα για την ταυτότητα της σύγχρονης Αμερικής ένα μυθιστόρημα που περιγράφει την εκκεντρική ανατροφή ενός Αφροαμερικανού και μια δίκη άνευ προηγουμένου στην ιστορία των Ηνωμένων Πολιτειών Ο αφηγητής γεννημένος στο «αγροτικό γκέτο» του Ντίκενς στο Λος Άντζελες αποδέχεται μοιρολατρικά το περιθώριο Τον μεγαλώνει ο πατέρας του ένας ιδιόρρυθμος επιστήμονας ο οποίος τον χρησιμο? Paul Beatty’s novel is a savage satire about a “post racial America” and it points out how absurd that notion really isThe black narrator Bonbon grew up in a “disappeared” LA suburb – once an “agrarian ghetto” called Dickens – where he was subjected to his father’s sociological experiments about raceAfter his father is “accidentally” killed by the LAPD see? This is some serious shit he wants to reintroduce slavery and gradually segregation first in buses and then in a school dittoHe elicits help from his friend Hominy the last surviving member of TV's Little Rascals he was Buckwheat’s understudy All his efforts eventually land him in jail where his case goes to the Supreme Court I read this book months ago but didn’t review it then I’m not sure why I didn’t get all the references and while I found Beatty’s prose and ideas sharp lively and “Omigod did he just write that?” funny I also found the experience exhaustingHumour – and this book is hilarious at times – is a brilliant way of dealing with serious subjects But you’ve got to mix up your act I guess I wanted the book to be grounded so the angry humour could stand out in relief There’s the opportunity to do that in the possible romantic relationship between the narrator and a bus driver but Beatty doesn’t do much with thisStill Beatty takes on every African American stereotype and politically correct notion and successfully skewers it Goodreaders especially will appreciate his extended riff on the liberal white washing of literatureThus Mark Twain’s classic gets renamed The Pejorative Free Adventures and Intellectual and Spiritual Journeys of African American Jim and His Young Protégé White Brother Huckleberry Finn as They Go in Search of the Lost Black Family UnitSome stand alone sections are brilliant savage little poetic salvos whose targets are worthy of sending up Beatty started out as a poet But as much as I enjoyed the book and appreciated the ideas Beatty raised I think I like my anger and injustice served up a bit directly

ePub ✓ The Sellout í Paul Beatty

The Sellout?οιεί ως πειραματόζωο στις αιρετικές ψυχολογικές μελέτες του για τον ρατσισμό Ο γιος πιστεύει ότι η πρωτοποριακή εργασία του πατέρα –και ένα βιβλίο που θα προκαλέσει αίσθηση όταν κυκλοφορήσει– θα επιλύσει τα οικονομικά τους προβλήματα Όταν όμως αστυνομικοί σκοτώνουν τον πατέρα του ο πρωταγωνιστής συνειδητοποιεί ότι το μόνο που έχει στα χέρια του είναι ο λογαριασμός μιας κηδείας Παρακινημένος από την μα? The Sellout is a fun novel full of humour and many moments of bitter irony The tone is angry full of frustration and seething with sarcasm but it is also repetitive to a fault After around thirty pages I felt like I’d read everything this novel had to offer It was abundantly clear that the remainder would be pretty much the same thing an author satirising the realities of Black American life through using several clever and creative narrative devices After a while it began to grow so very tiresome to the point of utter annoyingness It lacked direction and a sense of purpose beyond what was established very early on At times it even felt like a series of loosely connected rants and personal grievances in the form of chapters It was a very taxing read The writing did begin with undeniable power and authority; it was compelling and convincing though as the narrative progressed it did not pick up any momentum but lingered on similar ideas and stayed very stationary I found myself yawning at the forced comic moments as this narrator circulated around the same themes yet again By the end of the book it was a relief to finish; it was a relief not to hear the voice of the narrator ever again For me the style in which it was told offset much of what the book did successfully do The Sellout won The Man Booker Prize in 2016 and despite my despondency with the book I can see why It is a very timely piece addressing many of the problem blacks face in a country that has supposedly moved on from its original sin of slavery Segregation has ended racism is officially at an all time low but the issues remain Society does not change overnight or as it may seem over many decades More time is needed Scratch but the surface as Paul Beaty has done here and you will see how not so far in the past some of these ideas are It is still very much recent history This is undoubtedly highly intelligent writing but the style receptiveness and general lacklustre the narrator portrayed was not to my liking The first hundred pages or so ought to have been followed by a story of growth of some sort or at the very least an explanation or perhaps a suggestion why there wasn’t one from a narrator who at times appeared to be moving in a new direction but never seemed to fully commit beyond the first few steps he took Perhaps I lacked the patience for this one Perhaps my Englishness meant that some of the subtle nuances within the writing were wasted on me from a cultural standpoint Whatever the reason I can see why this book won but I don’t necessarily like it personally This is pretty much sums up my response to the winner of the 2015 Man Booker as well The Sellout like A Brief History of Seven Killings is a creative piece rich in originality but not one I can engage with