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Free download ó The Sellout ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Μια δηκτική βαθιά πολιτική σάτιρα για την ταυτότητα της σύγχρονης Αμερικής ένα μυθιστόρημα που περιγράφει την εκκεντρική ανατροφή ενός Αφρο?αίωση και την παρακμή του τόπου του αναλαμβάνει μια εξωφρενική πρωτοβουλία την επαναφορά της δουλείας και του φυλετικού διαχωρισμού πράγμα που θα τον οδηγήσει ως κατηγορούμενο στο Ανώτατο Δικαστήριο της χώρας Ο Πουλημένος του Πωλ Μπέιτι σηματοδοτεί το δημιουργικό αποκορύφωμα ενός ιδιοφυούς συγγραφέα Το βιβλίο τιμήθηκε με το Βραβείο Booker 2016 Το 2015 απέσπασε το Εθνικό Βραβείο του Κύκλου των Κριτικών στις ΗΠΑ. ”when I did what I did I wasn’t thinking about inalienable rights the proud history of our people I did what worked and since when did a little slavery and segregation ever hurt anybody and if so so fucking be it”My copy of this novel is spiked with tabs marking something deeply insightful stabbingly funny or needing revisiting There is simply too much to point to Beatty must have been saving up observations about race relations in America to get so much into this relatively short novel He never tells us why his fictional California town is named Dickens—it can’t be about the author—but I think it has to do with a classic American imprecation “Go to the Dickens” though I am certainly willing to be challenged on this supposition Dickens is also used as an exclamatory “What the dickens” standing in for “What the Fk” in marginally polite white dialogue and perhaps even in the L’il Rascals film archives though I am going to have to check on that”They won’t admit it but every black person thinks they’re better than every other black person”Beatty’s narrator Bonbon Me is the sellout He just doesn’t seem to get the “black” thing He identifies as human first black second Beatty doesn’t target black folk alone Everyone is skewered in this wild ride through a Los Angeles southwest suburb that still has farm zoning allowing families to live among livestock chickens cotton watermelon and weed A proud descendant of the Kentucky family called Mee and one whose forefather subseuently dropped the extraneous “e” our narrator Bonbon Me has a case before the Supreme Court a “screw faced” black Justice about his ownership of a slave in the present day That alleged slave Hominy Jenkins literally declaimed his status one day to our narrator as a result of Me still having agricultural interests and therefore probably needing a slave Hominy moved in What could Me doWell shortly after rapacious real estate developers convinced officials to remove signs demarking the township of Dickens Me made and put up new signs and drew a white line around the streets and houses comprising Dickens and re segregated “No Whites Allowed” One may be curious why he would do this since the town was already black but he felt he was saving something making a point They can’t just muscle in and erase a towna culturea people That’s not fairness People actually do care if you are white brown black or yellow Sellout Bonbon had mused for some that if the black community in Dickens just took “their racial blinders off for one second they’d realize Dickens was no longer black but predominantly Latino” So he was just making Dickens “eual” by excluding whites It’s not discrimination exactly It’s euality ”The Supreme Court is where the country takes out its dick and tits and decides who’s going to get fucked and who’s getting a taste of mother’s milk It’s constitutional pornography in thereand whatabout obscenity I know it when I see it Me vs the United States of America demands a fundamental examination of what we mean by ‘separate’ by ‘eual’ by ‘black’Beatty demurs when critics point out his work as a satire It isn’t he says It’s reportage The material in this book is in fact observable in everyday America ”Black people don’t even talk about race Nothing’s attributable to color any It’s all ‘mitigating circumstances’ The only people discussing ‘race’ with any insight and courage are loud middle aged white menwell read open minded white kidsa few freelance journalists in Detroit”Author interviews with Beatty are some of the most uncomfortable I have ever heard or read Beatty stutters and avoids sometimes flat out refuses to entertain a uestion Examples Boston NPR Onpoint and Ebony He clearly doesn’t like talking about “what his book means” He wants his book to start the conversation We’re supposed to be telling him what it meansto usas individuals rather than as a class He says often in interviews “I am uncomfortable talking about this” He does not appear to be uncomfortable writing about what he sees and what he thinks about what he sees so folks interested in making him a spokesperson for black people will have to turn to his writing But there aren’t answers there either really It is just raw material for the discussion we are all meant to have In a reading Beatty gave at Politics Prose the Washington DC bookstore Beatty told the audience that he teaches a writing course at Columbia University and one of his students said to him “I feel sorry for you guys” as though the race issue were finished and is nothing now compared with yesterday Beatty was shocked It reminded me of young upwardly mobile women saying they don’t experience sexism today Me I incline towards Ta Nehisi Coates’ June 2014 Atlantic article “The Case for Reparations” Not that money will fix anything It is the discussion about reparations that might fix something Nigerian novelist Chris Abani in a riveting conversation with American novelist Walter Mosley says America has had a uniue relationship with blackness that say Europe really hasn’t had As much as people like to pretend slavery isn’t really over

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?οιεί ως πειραματόζωο στις αιρετικές ψυχολογικές μελέτες του για τον ρατσισμό Ο γιος πιστεύει ότι η πρωτοποριακή εργασία του πατέρα –και ένα βιβλίο που θα προκαλέσει αίσθηση όταν κυκλοφορήσει– θα επιλύσει τα οικονομικά τους προβλήματα Όταν όμως αστυνομικοί σκοτώνουν τον πατέρα του ο πρωταγωνιστής συνειδητοποιεί ότι το μόνο που έχει στα χέρια του είναι ο λογαριασμός μιας κηδείας Παρακινημένος από την μα?. The Sellout is a fun novel full of humour and many moments of bitter irony The tone is angry full of frustration and seething with sarcasm but it is also repetitive to a fault After around thirty pages I felt like I’d read everything this novel had to offer It was abundantly clear that the remainder would be pretty much the same thing an author satirising the realities of Black American life through using several clever and creative narrative devices After a while it began to grow so very tiresome to the point of utter annoyingness It lacked direction and a sense of purpose beyond what was established very early on At times it even felt like a series of loosely connected rants and personal grievances in the form of chapters It was a very taxing read The writing did begin with undeniable power and authority; it was compelling and convincing though as the narrative progressed it did not pick up any momentum but lingered on similar ideas and stayed very stationary I found myself yawning at the forced comic moments as this narrator circulated around the same themes yet again By the end of the book it was a relief to finish; it was a relief not to hear the voice of the narrator ever again For me the style in which it was told offset much of what the book did successfully do The Sellout won The Man Booker Prize in 2016 and despite my despondency with the book I can see why It is a very timely piece addressing many of the problem blacks face in a country that has supposedly moved on from its original sin of slavery Segregation has ended racism is officially at an all time low but the issues remain Society does not change overnight or as it may seem over many decades More time is needed Scratch but the surface as Paul Beaty has done here and you will see how not so far in the past some of these ideas are It is still very much recent history This is undoubtedly highly intelligent writing but the style receptiveness and general lacklustre the narrator portrayed was not to my liking The first hundred pages or so ought to have been followed by a story of growth of some sort or at the very least an explanation or perhaps a suggestion why there wasn’t one from a narrator who at times appeared to be moving in a new direction but never seemed to fully commit beyond the first few steps he took Perhaps I lacked the patience for this one Perhaps my Englishness meant that some of the subtle nuances within the writing were wasted on me from a cultural standpoint Whatever the reason I can see why this book won but I don’t necessarily like it personally This is pretty much sums up my response to the winner of the 2015 Man Booker as well The Sellout like A Brief History of Seven Killings is a creative piece rich in originality but not one I can engage with

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The SelloutΜια δηκτική βαθιά πολιτική σάτιρα για την ταυτότητα της σύγχρονης Αμερικής ένα μυθιστόρημα που περιγράφει την εκκεντρική ανατροφή ενός Αφροαμερικανού και μια δίκη άνευ προηγουμένου στην ιστορία των Ηνωμένων Πολιτειών Ο αφηγητής γεννημένος στο «αγροτικό γκέτο» του Ντίκενς στο Λος Άντζελες αποδέχεται μοιρολατρικά το περιθώριο Τον μεγαλώνει ο πατέρας του ένας ιδιόρρυθμος επιστήμονας ο οποίος τον χρησιμο?. Paul Beatty’s novel is a savage satire about a “post racial America” and it points out how absurd that notion really isThe black narrator Bonbon grew up in a “disappeared” LA suburb – once an “agrarian ghetto” called Dickens – where he was subjected to his father’s sociological experiments about raceAfter his father is “accidentally” killed by the LAPD see This is some serious shit he wants to reintroduce slavery and gradually segregation first in buses and then in a school dittoHe elicits help from his friend Hominy the last surviving member of TV's Little Rascals he was Buckwheat’s understudy All his efforts eventually land him in jail where his case goes to the Supreme Court I read this book months ago but didn’t review it then I’m not sure why I didn’t get all the references and while I found Beatty’s prose and ideas sharp lively and “Omigod did he just write that” funny I also found the experience exhaustingHumour – and this book is hilarious at times – is a brilliant way of dealing with serious subjects But you’ve got to mix up your act I guess I wanted the book to be grounded so the angry humour could stand out in relief There’s the opportunity to do that in the possible romantic relationship between the narrator and a bus driver but Beatty doesn’t do much with thisStill Beatty takes on every African American stereotype and politically correct notion and successfully skewers it Goodreaders especially will appreciate his extended riff on the liberal white washing of literatureThus Mark Twain’s classic gets renamed The Pejorative Free Adventures and Intellectual and Spiritual Journeys of African American Jim and His Young Protégé White Brother Huckleberry Finn as They Go in Search of the Lost Black Family UnitSome stand alone sections are brilliant savage little poetic salvos whose targets are worthy of sending up Beatty started out as a poet But as much as I enjoyed the book and appreciated the ideas Beatty raised I think I like my anger and injustice served up a bit directly