By Ron Carlson
Publish yr note: First released in 2000
"We lean nearer and nearer, wanting to capture each final word." stated The long island occasions ebook Review. "Bigger, richer, funnier, and extra complicated than any description of them can convey," acknowledged the San Francisco Chronicle. "Some of the funniest and saddest tales ever to comfortable up together," stated the la Times.
Welcome to the quick tales of Ron Carlson, the place unusual seashore towels ensue on your front room; the place the normal son of a family members of geniuses spins a rollicking story of happiness and sadness; the place a teenaged magician seduces the prettiest woman in his highschool and the area, with devastating results. lengthy considered as one in every of our most interesting dwelling brief tale writers, Ron Carlson triumphantly returns with At the Jim Bridger, 9 tales which are epic in scope and confessional in tone; tales that enfold the reader in a global of affection and secret, and make us consider greater than simply approximately something written at the web page.
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It surrounds religion with thousands of original superstitions, poetry with countless picturesque fantasies. * Sometimes it casts into Christendom’s hell the hideous ﬁgures conjured up by the austere genius of Dante and Milton, sometimes the absurd creatures among which Callot, that burlesque Michelangelo, ﬁnds amusement. When it turns from the ideal world to the real one, it unleashes countless parodies of human foibles. Its fancy creates Scaramouches and Crispinos and Harlequins–– grinning silhouettes of mankind, types utterly unknown to solemn antiquity, even though they arose in Classical Italy.
Don’t you understand that Art ought to improve on Nature? that things have to be ennobled? that you have to pick and choose what you do? Did our predecessors ever put ugly and grotesque things into their works? Did they ever mingle comedy and tragedy? Consider the writers of the ancient world, sir! And what’s more, Aristotle. And what’s more, Boileau. ’ These are, no doubt, signiﬁcant arguments (their most notable merit being their originality). But I don’t have any obligation to answer them. I’m not erecting any system here–– God preserve us from systems!
The author never has deviated from it, and never will. It can be reconciled readily enough with ‘the ugly ought to be imitated, the grotesque ought to be a component of art’. The two statements aren’t contradictory. The distinction between beauty and ugliness in art doesn’t correspond exactly to that in nature. In the arts, only the execution of a work can make anything beautiful or ugly. When faithfully and poetically transposed into the domain of art, something that is distorted, horrible, and hideous becomes beautiful, admirable, and sublime–– without losing any of its monstrous quality; on the other hand, when the most beautiful things in the world are falsely and systematically arranged in an artiﬁcial composition, they become ridiculous, absurd, hybrid, ugly.
At the Jim Bridger: Stories by Ron Carlson