By Guy Davenport
fact, fiction, background, and paintings all converge during this assortment as man Davenport explores advanced principles inside narratives which are packed with emotional intensity. Fearless and artistic well-liked, those tales take many kinds, similar to 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 mountain climbing an analogous mountain path centuries aside in “Fifty-Seven perspectives of Fujiyama.”
within the name tale, which additionally beneficial properties illustrations via the writer, a gaggle of philosophers attempts to set up a utopia in Amsterdam, harkening again to a prelapsarian global of simple sexuality and nature untarnished by way of human impression. the concept the earlier eternally 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