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Fiskadoro

Denis Johnson

Fiskadoro

by Denis Johnson

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  • 5 Currently reading

Published by Penguin in Harmondsworth .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published, London , Chatto & Windus, 1985.

StatementDenis Johnson.
SeriesA King Penguin
The Physical Object
Pagination231p. ;
Number of Pages231
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20785691M
ISBN 100140087001

  A Lot Like Prayer: Remembering Denis Johnson “Fiskadoro,” in which the long-dead Bob Marley is an actual god for the hard-bitten people of the Florida Keys. a book arrived in the mail. Fiskadoro by Denis Johnson. Chatto & Windus/The Hogarth Press. Hardcover. GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, will have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.

  Hailed by the New York Times as "wildly ambitious" and "the sort of book that a young Herman Melville might have written had he lived today and studied such disparate works as the Bible, 'The Wasteland, ' Fahrenheit , and Dog Soldiers, screened Star Wars and Apocalypse Now several times, dropped a lot of acid and listened to hours of Jimi Hendrix and the Rolling Stones," Fiskadoro is /5(K). Short as it is, the book could be trimmed by half without loss of substance. Johnson's previous novelsAngels and Fiskadoro displayed an unmistakable gift. Unfortunately, this is inferior work by a.

Fiskadoro Close Reading Close Reading Passage: Page “The parking lot behind Mr. Cheung’s house was probably the largest region of unbroken blacktop south of Marathon. It was at least 50 meters wide and at least twice as long, and had to thank for its preservation the. Offut presented this individual with the book inscribed to him (Offut) by Denis Johnson reading: "For Chris Offutt, wild man of Kentucky, Denis Johnson " on the half-title page. However, the bookseller knew Offut's handwriting and quickly divined the fakery at hand, and cajoled Offut into admitting the ruse.


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He is a wonderful storyteller, and if at times Fiskadoro seems a mixture of Sameul Beckett, Phillip K. Dick and Road Warrior, that is only to his credit."-- "Washington Post""Hauntingan eerie and powerful visionary novel."-- "Boston Globe""Wildly ambitiousthe sort of book that a young Herman Melville might have written had he lived /5(25).

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Johnson's earlier idea ''for a book about a person left after the holocaust, living in sort of a savage state. It was much more primitive than this, and very tribal.''. FISKADORO is a radically different work than the other Johnson books I've read, JESUS' SON and ANGELS.

In those works, Johnson renders gritty realities with poetry and spirituality that make them transcendent. The language is still poetic here, but now Johnson is rendering a strangely mutated, postapocalyptic world.

/5(24). But then Fiskadoro's father dies while fishing—and, in a grotesque allegorical ritual involving castration and aboriginal rites, the boy has his memory cleared: he is lost to Cheung forever though perhaps he is better off now, utterly untainted by memory, completely open.

Hailed by the New York Times as "wildly ambitious" and "the sort of book that a young Herman Melville might have written had he lived today and studied such disparate works as the Bible, 'The Wasteland,' Fahrenheitand Dog Soldiers, screened Star Wars and Apocalypse Now several times, dropped a lot of acid and listened to hours of Jimi Hendrix and the Rolling Stones," Fiskadoro is a /5(3).

Hailed by the New York Times as "wildly ambitious" and "the sort of book that a young Herman Melville might have written had he lived today and studied such disparate works as the Bible, 'The Wasteland,' Fahrenheitand Dog Soldiers, screened Star Wars and Apocalypse Now several times, dropped a lot of acid and listened to hours of Jimi Hendrix and the Rolling Stones," Fiskadoro is Brand: HarperCollins Publishers.

Denis Hale Johnson (July 1, – ) was an American writer best known for his short story collection Jesus' Son () and his novel Tree of Smoke (), which won the National Book Award for Fiction. He also wrote plays, poetry, journalism, and non-fiction.

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One of the book's other primary characters is named Fiskadoro, and he is the son of a fisherman. Cheung tries unsuccessfully to teach Fiskadoro how to play the clarinet.

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FISKADORO. By Denis Johnson. pages. Alfred A. Knopf. $ DENIS JOHNSON'S ''Fiskadoro'' is not the easiest novel to describe. It's the sort of book that a young Herman Melville might have. Fiskadoro by Denis Johnson is a jumbled, frustrating post-apocalyptic novel.

Don’t expect a paint-by-numbers approach to revealing how things went wrong, nor what happened between that fateful day and the present. There is no omniscient character to provide the necessary background.

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'Daring and provocative Startlingly original' New York Times The nuclear holocaust has been and gone, and now everything is different. In Twicetown, once Key West, two missiles sit unexploded, objects of awe and indifference.

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Among other honours, his novel Tree of Smoke won the National Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and Train Dreams was a finalist for the Pulitzer.

Fiskadoro, the adolescent boy, nearly thirteen, is the central figure in the novel. His story, like many stories that focus on adolescents, is a rite of passage into awareness, a coming of age. Denis Johnson was the author of nine novels, one novella, two books of short stories, five collections of poetry, two collections of plays and one book of reportage.

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