By Jennifer Egan
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Bennie is an getting older former punk rocker and list govt. Sasha is the passionate, afflicted younger girl he employs. right here Jennifer Egan brilliantly finds their pasts, besides the internal lives of a bunch of different characters whose paths intersect with theirs. With track pulsing on each web page, a trip from the Goon Squad is a startling, exhilarating novel of self-destruction and redemption.
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The paradoxes, puns, antonymies and other paradoxist figures of speech are met everywhere, they seeming to be like a glue of the different styles used. There are also (corresponding to the known grapho-poems) grapho-proses and blank pages of “very short pages”. , like in the (relative) former children games. More than in anyone of his other creations, in Defective writings Florentin Smarandache seems to aspire for the achievement of a synthesis of the all vanguard and neo vanguard experiences of the 20th century, reduced to the common denominator of the paradoxism.
As results from the author’s laconic preface, its content consists of ”sporadic, daily notes... A kind of advises and impressions for amateurs. They are not grouped on subjects... ( page 5). 30 As well as the other smarandachian journals, the volume is read at once. From the content’s point of view, its attractiveness is given by the unwonted information, a valid situation for those who do not know America. The impact of a different world and civilization is shocking and pleasant, because the novelty calls our attention by itself.
At the same time, the volume “constitutes- thinks the writer Al. Florin Tene - an open window towards the cruel realities the Romanians had to pass through to obtain a working visa abroad”23). 1999). The book is not a journal proper, the information being undated; very seldom is mentioned some year, only when some event is evoked. As results from the author’s laconic preface, its content consists of ”sporadic, daily notes... A kind of advises and impressions for amateurs. They are not grouped on subjects...
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan