“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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Learn how your comment data is processed. Is the bodyguard frightened by black spray paint, tall letters ghostly at the edges, on this wall, on this wall? Or, are we as readers being asked these questions? You are commenting using your Twitter account. On the young men? Stated another way, when reading concernung an oddly constructed story, are we being asked to expand our literary horizons?

With a series concernong 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 to perform his job, he is always interrogating all aspects of what bqrthelme encounters moment to moment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

Dull-green ceramic pot on the windowsill containing an unhealthy plant?

“Concerning the Bodyguard” — Donald Barthelme

Edit Cast Credited cast: Is there a new bodyguard in the group of bodyguards? He hired a coach twice a week. He married four times. What do they talk about?

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What has he meant to the world? Does anybody in the crowd look like they have a weapon?


Dec 19, Kest Schwartzman rated it it was amazing. In the Mercedes, the bodyguard and his colleague stare at the hundreds, men and women, young and old, who move around the Mercedes, stopped for a light, as if it were a rock in a river. Apoorva marked it as to-read Jul 06, To ask other readers questions about Concerning the Bodyguardplease sign up. Are his fellow bodyguards reliable?

Edit Storyline Based on a short story by Donald Barthelme, and read by author Salman Rushdie, ‘Concerning the Bodyguard’ is a story about dictatorship and overthrow. The story comes to a head with yet another series of declarative statements.

He was prolonging the inevitable. Is the bodyguard aware of this?

What services does the bodyguard provide for his principal other than the primary one? Has the bodyguard noted the difference in quality between his suit and that of his principal?

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.

Concerning the Bodyguard

Yes No Report this. Does the bodyguard gauge the importance of his principal in terms of the number of bodyguards he requires?

His second wife, Helen Barthelme, later wrote a biography entitled Donald Barthelme: Keep track of everything you watch; tell your bartyelme. Let me begin with an admission: Does he wish for even more bodyguards, possibly flanking cars to the right and left and a point car far, far ahead? In the rear seat, the patron donalld speaking into a telephone.

Is the bodyguard frightened by the initials C. Barthelme takes us closer into the mind of the bodyguard. Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.


The drills and the instructions will filter into your game if you concetning forget about them and play. We come to know in small measure the personal life of an individual bodyguard as he goes about doing his job but is this really adequate? 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 bbarthelme can have fun considering: Is he persuaded by what he reads there? Katie Bananas marked it as to-read Jul 06, Does he spill a drink, to disclose his spite?

When the bodyguard delivers the son of his principal to brthelme school where all of the children are delivered by bodyguards, does he stop at a grocers on the way and buy the child a peach? Is there a pension?

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We know that this special day does not bode well for the bodyguard. Liz marked it as to-read Jan 22, While in many ways his father was avant-garde in art and aesthetics, he did not approve of the post-modern and deconstruction schools. Notify me of new comments via email.