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Tales of Bed Sheets and Departure Lounges free pdf Fifty bilingual micro stories strung together by emotional ties progressively weave a sense of reality that is both drastically different to that expressed in each individual tale and at the same time shared - perhaps even created - by the entire collection. The conventional tropes of love and lust, travel and sleep are deliberately approached with awareness of the tradition and a dose of provocation, sending the reader on a dangerous path along the outer edges of the cliche, hanging by the thread of irony and humour over the abyss of the banal. Form is central to a concept in which the short story has been boiled down to its most fundamental core: action. In this sense, context has often been totally or partially removed, giving primacy instead to the verb and its echoes, both within the collection and in relation to literary tradition. Equally central to the concept is the role of sound. Intended to be read aloud and in succession, the English and Spanish versions of each story simultaneously highlight the similarities (or lack thereof) between the two languages and the shortcomings of language in general to express reality in full. In the midst of a time that has rediscovered the incommensurable potential stored in 140 characters, Tales of Bed Sheets and Departure Lounges / Historias de camas y aeropuertos builds with fifty hollow, perforated, partial bricks and their respective mirrors a complex universe that is palpable yet cannot be pinpointed, that derives from each of the pieces yet cannot be identified in any of them. In other words, a hazy universe which relies on the interpretation of the reader to gain its specific shape.

About Montague Kobbe

Montague Kobbe is a German citizen with a Shakespearean name, born in Caracas, in a country that no longer exists, in a millennium that is long gone. During the past decade he has resided in Bristol, Leeds, London, Munich, Madrid and Anguilla--a recondite Leeward Island to which he has had ties for close to 30 years. An expert chiromancer and telepathist, his work has been published in a dozen countries in the Caribbean, Europe and the Americas. He has had a literary column in Sint Maarten's The Daily Herald since 2008, and keeps track of the tricks he has used through his bilingual blog, MEMO FROM LA-LA LAND, on http://mtmkobbe.blogspot.com. His first novel, THE NIGHT OF THE RAMBLER, was published by Akashic in September 2013. His bilingual collection of micro stories, TALES OF BED SHEETS AND DEPARTURE LOUNGES / HISTORIAS DE CAMAS Y AEROPUERTOS, is due to be published by DogHorn's imprint, Fruit Bruise Press, in 2014.

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Author : Montague Kobbe
Publisher : Dog Horn Publishing
Data Published : 13 November 2014
ISBN : 1907133739
EAN : 9781907133732
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 122 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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