By Guy Davenport
Guy Davenport hyperlinks the basic rules of our cultural panorama in tales that nod to the philosophers, artists, and writers who got here prior to him
fact, fiction, background, and artwork all converge during this assortment as man Davenport explores advanced principles inside narratives which are jam-packed with emotional intensity. Fearless and creative common, those tales take many kinds, resembling the imagined international warfare 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 positive factors illustrations by means of the writer, a bunch of philosophers attempts to set up a utopia in Amsterdam, harkening again to a prelapsarian international of simple sexuality and nature untarnished by means of human effect. the concept that the previous eternally impacts 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 tradition.
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But you should know that we compared the ﬂow of our student days precisely with the growth of the titanic building that was rising on the site of our ﬁrst Belgrade bar. Because it took three years to build this famous palace. It was completed just around the time of the publication of my friend’s ﬁrst book. But by then we were—as Muhamed was wont to say—old Belgraders. We were—among other things—evening habitués of bars, frequent users of the services of the National Library, somewhat less frequent attendees at the National Theater and the Kolarcˇev People’s University, and true city rats who knew all the steep cobbled peripheral streets (not to mention the city center), embankments and levees, parks with young couples, passages and shortcuts, all the corners and holes-in-the-wall of Kalemegdan from King Street and Zindan Gate to Jakšic´ Street and Dizdarov Tower.
Chaque fou a sa marotte. This caprice of Amenhotep IV could, at its core, seem pretty reasonable for a pharaoh, because pharaohs often, while still alive, considered themselves already gods, the creators of all things. On one papyrus it says that the difference between gods and pharaohs is smaller than the difference between a pharaoh and his subjects. After dissolving Mentu’s cult, Amenhotep IV impatiently and almost longingly waited for negative consequences and punishment. But nothing happened.
You know that today some people call this poem “Ode to a Dictator,” and those same people used—while Muhamed was on his deathbed—to call it shameful irony. My friend—as you know— died in 1982 in Venedik. Well—perhaps you are wondering—why I am writing all of this to you? Why am I—like the friend whom I have never stopped mourning—jumping up and down saying I will not write about personal, the second book 36 ▼ deeply intimate things, and yet still writing a letter like this to an unknown man? Do you remember what I said at the beginning?
Apples and Pears: And Other Stories by Guy Davenport