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  • Honored Guest Stories
  • Joy Williams
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  • 19 March 2017
  • 9781400095520

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Summary Honored Guest Stories Read & download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ü Joy Williams Joy Williams Ü 2 Read & download With her singular brand of gorgeous dark humor Joy Williams explores the various ways–comic tragic and unnerving we seek to accommodate diminishment. I m not a particularly nice person Dennis I ve had to admit that to myself and I ll admit it to you as well I might have been nice once but I get by the best I can now I don t even know how you d look at someone at anything with your whole heart Why you d wear yourself out You d become nothing but a cinder Life would become intolerable in no time Now it sounds as though you had a very fortunate childhood until you didn t It s what I always think when I see cows grazing in the fields or standing in those pleasant little streams that wind through the fields or finding shade beneath the occasional tree that they have a very nice life until they don t An extreme analogy perhaps well yes forget that analogy but you have to move on Dennis Your life s not assimilating your days and that s not good DennisIt s either this or this When I go the dog goes Promise me this for my review intro uote I can t decide An honored guest is a sacrificial bear in an Ainu tribal ritual in the recesses of Japan Loved like a pig in the silken webs of please don t slaughter him daddy and dressed in state farm beauty pageant prized ribbons Let go with He s gone to a better place and ceremonial little black dresses I m going to regret this later I will probably do that thing again where I beat myself up for not getting at the heart of things nonsensical writing my blah blah blah and I say it s something when it s much than that Honored Guest sounds about right as far as life until death is concerned The tears afterwards and funeral parties sound about right too Then it s like the scene in the Life of Brian about how different religious sects are formed I ll take the layers of the onion and I ll take the parfait I don t know what to say He s gone to a better place How could you possibly know that I ve done this before and it s going to go like this I don t feel any resentment towards the know how it is camp or the things you have to say because I m hardly different than they are I ve lost people who didn t feel like they ever belonged to me or me to them despite having large names like father I love Joy Williams for not being one of those to wait for the impossible magical life changing words either Honored Guest are not right words stories The dead forget you It s too late Someone will probably say that stuff about you too One of the characters uotes Beckett that tears are liuefied brain That s a right words moment there and then it s back into the being forgotten I wish I could make it last and make the honored guest part a party to remember Fatten the cow good and proper Liuified brain Damn that s good It s words that s changing things by making it something Crying is doing something I loved these stories so much because I never felt like anyone was being sacrificed My anxiety is that there s not enough time These stories are so rich that anything I say will be helpless now that they re gone whispers Did I love them enough I hope that I did Reading did feel like doing something That s somethingMy favorite storiesHonored GuestCongressMarabouThe Visiting PrivilegeThe Other WeekClaroI liked every story I could add to this list Favorite songs on albums change constantly right I ll write about some of the stories until I feel too stupid like I m not doing anything and then I ll stop The Visiting Privilege is about this lady Donna who visits her friend Cynthia in a kind of rehab or mental place She visits several times a day Donna listens outside their group meetings Her attempts to institutionalize herself to their hospital Jell o flavors of institutionalization made me laugh and then I felt kind of sick about it because they wouldn t want me there either They got to give up and take time outside of life to cry and flail Cynthia has two obese roommates that Donna cannot tell apart They haaaaate Donna One of them especially although it s a 5050 chance of which one could have scooped her eye out with a spoon Everyone hates Donna except for the dying old lady who probably saw the other woman as one of her tacky plug in appliances back home None of those were plugged in though Is anyone feeding him Donna said Does he have water She had found her vocation she was sure of it She could do this forever She felt like a long distance swimmer in that place long distance swimmers go in their heads when they re goodI feel a bit like Donna actually now that I think about it I laughed while reading the story when Cynthia cries That s easy for you to say when Donna tells her that we re all in a meaningless existence I don t feel like the long distance swimmer when they re good except when I m reading and I understand all of those under surface things I could never ever get across outside of myself Hanging around group meetings and people I can t tell apart Then I m Donna when she s on her street banished from the home listening to the dog cry The dog that cries like the old lady s unplugged electronic dog It sounds real for all that it s an unworking machine The sound is caught inside of me and I could stand outside itIt s a funny story though until I started feeling depressed about spending too much time around that feeling as it is It could start setting up its own Jell o trays Miriam in Congress falls in love with the lamp her boyfriend Jack makes out of a deer s legs Back in the room the lamp was hovered over Moby Dick It would be deeply involved in it by now It would be slamming down Melville like water The shapeless maw of the undifferentiating sea God as indifferent insentient Being composed of an infinitude of deaths Nature Gliding bewitching majestic capable of universal catastrophe The lamp was eating it up Jack has an accident hunting His hunting buddy wipes his face talks to him like a plant Like the guy Miriam thinks about who grows the cactus plants without thorns and it doesn t bother him that the thorns stick to his caressing hands that cannot touch the plants They go on a road trip and Miriam plugs in the lamp in place of all the hotel lamps The deer leg lamps likes being plugged in the best She reads by his light even though the poor light is bad for her eyes It was only meant to be an accent lamp Miriam loves the deer legs for its parts It doesn t ever want to think about being the deer in the clearing either They stop at a roadside attraction People come to see this taxidermist This story reminds me of my first Joy Williams novel written before Honored Guest The uick and the Dead She must think a lot still about sticking up former life on display and its talking points Miriam could talk to the animals when she s not thinking of different answers to the same uestions the people would always have about them I would like to think of different answers to the same old uestions too This is a weird story to write about I can see the deer legs under the shade and I probably would think that it was thinking all of those things about Moby Dick I relate to Joy Williams stories in ways that I don t know how to say Space and time she said Those used to be the reuirements Space and time or you cuoldn t get into the nightclub Our senses establish the conditions for the world we see Kant said our senses were like the nightclub doorkeeper who only let people in who were sensibly dressed and the criteria for being properly dressed or respectably dressed whatever was that things had to be covered up in space and timeThis is the kind of shit that Francine s boyfriend Freddie says Francine is just looking for her sheltie They have a gardener Dennis who is looking for his Darla in everywhere and everything else Freddie hasn t paid Dennis in years and still he comes to work because he thinks that Francine could be his DarlaThis Darla who could leap higher than her shoulders Darla who made a tape of herself practicing the piano that doesn t sound any different than you could imagine any piano playing practice tape could sound like It s for practice and there s no audience Francine cannot see Darla in herself in that piano tape or in the memories of Dennis I can t see her either I felt bad for Dennis I felt bad for Francine She never learned either about her yearnings and there s no assimilation when they re gone She set to work while Lilly watched her raptly She was learning ignorance Lilly marveled She had begun to be false false to herself and others Lilly would not allow this she would not This was the child of whom Barbara had said Why she thinks you hung the moon She had a responsibility to this childLilly in Claro doesn t like other people People who learn how to close themselves off to other people and know or pretend to know that pretend language of socially appropriate expressions and distances I wonder why it s a virtue to know how to do that I feel a lot like I m probably imposing on other people by not putting on fake facial expressions throughout the day Smile wave have a nice day how about that weather Even mentioning stuff like feeling bad about stuff I do it anyway and then I feel soooo bad about doing it Why do I wish I knew how to do the normal closed off thing anyway I felt bad for the gardener s stout and solemn daughter Stephanie She drowns the family cat in the toilet or at least her father says he did I had the feeling her mother didn t want her at home and then her father didn t want to take her with him to his gardening job Stephanie wants to color in the coloring book like before and go on talking with Lilly like before Lilly wants her to own up to the cat and be up front at all times never hiding the dark clouds carrying over from unloved everywhere else But the kid just wanted to have a time to be seen as some nice little kid that a nice lady liked A psychiatrist asks his young patient if she prefers the manifest world or the unmanifest one She looks them both up in the dictionary and declares the manifest one Guess he s out of a job I want the unmanifest one and I m not good at either I don t want to be Darla What I wrote and wrote and wrote here isn t even what I had felt at all really Is it different to be able to write what you want to say Does it feel any different I have no idea what that is like I m in awe of Joy Williams ability to have both in her short stories She s too good for me that s what I didn t even write about the Honored Guest story The dying mother who cries out to her own name for help Damn I disown my Taking Care review but it does have the stuff about all of the dead dogs one has in their life that Honored Guest is about so at least there s that In five minutes I ll disown this one too Maybe not that long How DO you look at anything with your whole heart and not feel sick and kind of dead about the whole thing after a while

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Summary Honored Guest Stories Read & download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ü Joy Williams Joy Williams Ü 2 Read & download A creepily adoring student From one of our most acclaimed writers Honored Guest is a rich examination of our capacity for transformation and salvation. 35 Joy is not the first thing you think of when you read one of Joy Williams s short stories but it s not uite the opposite Neither joyful or morbid the stories in this volume are mostly about circumstances in life each wave of nausea coming in the torrent of neurasthenia and a melancholic nuisance the mind provides how our emotions provide comfort against our fears but also have the tendency to implode on themselves when we need that barrier that wall of safety at the most opportune of times Our eventual demise is imminent but the scenarios that lead up to our existence meets non existence are a culmination of what s perceived by others what footprints we leave behind to be frozen in time or blown away by nature to be forgotten left to dwell in its banal insignificance

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