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Characters Ê The Adventures of Lucky Pierre: Directors' Cut (Coover, Robert) ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ß Lucky Pierre is the most famous man in Cinecity where pornography is the basis of social norms and the mayoral motto is “Pro Bono Pubis” He walks to work theLottie their young leading lady he rediscovers the vivid joys of life as a sexual outlaw including copulating with her on the trapeze of a circus But he can never escape the tentacles of the mayor and the “legit” industry of Cinecity Later he is offered the chance to rejoin the Extars his internalization of his new status won’t allow it if it was ever a real choiceAre these Pierre’s fantasies But in a world in which he does not own his own life or his body where the past can be rewritten as easily as the dialogue can be faked in a redub of one of his scenes his thoughts are not even his own Even so LP continues his perhaps futile attempts to define his own destiny In the end grown old and decrepit he learns his next film is titled “The Final Fuck” ie it’s the end of his career Morose and attempting to avoid the inevitable he flees to a showing of his own work which ends up leading him now resigned to his fate back to the soundstage where in the end he rediscovers ecstasy and the closure of his destiny. I knew it was love by page 4 A little old lady leaning on a cane hesitates at a curb peers up at the light changing now from green to red Her spectacles are frosted over; icicles hang from her nose; her free hand trembles at her breast clutching an old frayed shawl The man our hero trying to beat the light comes charging up but not in time skids to a stop glissandos right into the old lady's humped over backside bowling her heels over her head into the street with a jab of his stiff penis There is a brief plaint like the suawk of a turkey as a refuse truck runs her down Old as she was it's still all a bit visceral but soon enough the traffic rolling by has flattened her out her vitals blending into the dirty slush her old rags soaking up the rest—Pity someone mutters—Life's tough—Goddamn street cleaners never around when you need them

Review æ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Robert Coover

Lucky Pierre is the most famous man in Cinecity where pornography is the basis of social norms and the mayoral motto is “Pro Bono Pubis” He walks to work the studio where his films are made in the winter cold icicles tipping his constantly exposed and engorged penis and every small interaction provides another opportunity for exercising his prurient artThis vision of a sexualized universe is uniue in that social power and the power to direct rather than merely appear in these sex films belongs entirely to women Each chapter or “reel” of the book is headed with the name of one of nine women so in reality they are muses but they are also the artists and each bears her aesthetic stamp whether the dominatrix mayor the experimental avant garde filmmaker the ribald cartoonist who “reanimates” him with her pen when he has been left by the mayor in a snowbank to freeze the wife who makes tender home sex movies etc Lucky Pierre himself seems to have no free will indeed no existence outside his films He is comman. As any attentive reader of the Old Testament will immediately recognize Coover opens Lucky Pierre’s first pages with language taken directly from the first verse of the Book of Lamentations How doth the city sit solitary that was full of people how is she become as a widow she that was great among the nations and princess among the provinces how is she become tributaryShe weepeth sore in the night and her tears are on her cheeks among all her lovers she hath none to comfort her all her friends have dealt treacherously with her they are become her enemiesJudah is gone into captivity because of affliction and because of great servitude she dwelleth among the heathen she findeth no rest all her persecutors overtook her between the straitsThe ways of Zion do mourn because none come to the solemn feasts all her gates are desolate her priests sigh her virgins are afflicted and she is in bitternessHer adversaries are the chief her enemies prosper; for the LORD hath afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions her children are gone into captivity before the enemyAnd from the daughter of Zion all her beauty is departed her princes are become like harts that find no pasture and they are gone without strength before the pursuerJerusalem remembered in the days of her affliction and of her miseries all her pleasant things that she had in the days of old when her people fell into the hand of the enemy and none did help her the adversaries saw her and did mock at her sabbathsJerusalem hath grievously sinned; therefore she is removed all that honoured her despise her because they have seen her nakedness yea she sigheth and turneth backwardHer filthiness is in her skirts; she remembereth not her last end; therefore she came down wonderfully she had no comforter O LORD behold my affliction for the enemy hath magnified himselfThe adversary hath spread out his hand upon all her pleasant things for she hath seen that the heathen entered into her sanctuary whom thou didst command that they should not enter into thy congregationAll her people sigh they seek bread; they have given their pleasant things for meat to relieve the soul see O LORD and consider; for I am become vileIs it nothing to you all ye that pass by a hart is defined as an older male deer; relevantly it has also come to be a slang term for A pimp daddy with an immense female satisfying package harts that find no pasture they are gone without strength let us here recall Lucky's many ascents into meadow idylls during his lowest moments of hard on hypothermia induced dream escape and Cinecity that place bereft of greenery where the only flowering pastures reside as sets in pornographic film studiosLamentations itself is something of a nicely structured piece of poetics five poems three of which 1 2 4 being acrostics consisting of 22 verses corresponding to the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet Lucky Pierre itself is something of an acrostic all of its nine director dominatrix actress Muses assigned names beginning with the letter C which of course is correlative to our beautiful English word “Cunt” or Coover many words begin with C each seeing over as if a goddess eye from above one of the 9 “reels” that compose the book Chapter 3 of Lamentations consists of 66 verses a shame for Coover’s purposes it wasn’t 69 and the 5th poem for some reason isn’t an acrostic as if the Bilbical scribes tired of their own self imposed restrictions or became distracted or hurried and decided to let it all fray out there at the endLamentations is a inah a dirge funereal music a cry in song of misery for the siege and destruction of Jerusalem and its people My source tells me in its uasi authoritative tone “Lamentations is partly a traditional city lament mourning the desertion of the city by its god its destruction and the ultimate return of the divinity and partly a funeral dirge in which the bereaved bewails and addresses the dead” This I will choose to believe ”the destruction of the holy city was a punishment by its god for the communal sin of its people”Coover's Lucky Pierre as well begins here in lament in song a called forth cantus in a besieged Cinecity a pornographic dystopia under constant snow and freeze raining suicides from the windowsills populated by a lost and suffering pedestrian population numbed to constant car accidents death and public copulation where the sky is grey at its best and mostly black and icy A film projector blinks to life in the abyss of a darkened movie theater a wonderful faux Genesis commanding Let There Be Light upon the void the formless dark onto the obliviated white plain and the projector divided the light from the darkness and from the tenebrous obscurity emerged People fucking discantOur pornographic movie is introduced accompanied by mournful plainsong which of course reaches our ears from the earliest days of Christianity which no one could argue is not an admirable sustain I return to my Voice of Historical Authority which is really just the winter wind cut and pasted there’s little icicles hanging from these letters let’s hope you can read them through the snow gusts ”Two methods of singing psalms or other chants are responsorial and antiphonal In responsorial singing the soloist or choir sings a series of verses each one followed by a response from the choir or congregation In anti

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The Adventures of Lucky Pierre Directors' Cut Coover RobertDed by these women and by the overwhelming impulses of his prodigiously endowed organThe book is a collection of fantasies a man entering his office instantly begins acrobatically copulating with the receptionist on her desk; a piano teacher administers discipline to his nubile young female students; a castaway discovered by the Nine Muses who have never seen a man before and uickly begin to test his unfamiliar parts; an engagement party turns into a frenzied bacchanal; a wedding into a sadomasochistic ritual and then a chase scene But satisfaction is complicated Pierre is often made ridiculous a clown as much as a leading man and always everything that happens to him is seen; there is no part of his life that is not potentially a film Several times he attempts to escape but he is always recaptured and punished or his “escape” is proven never to be real in the first place For example he joins up with the Extars a guerrilla group of suatters who adopt him as “Crazy Leg” their leader; with them in particular. Hee hee You'll want a strong stomach for this masterful meta romp What is it a parody of Holy Wood via pornody or is it just a straight up travesty of porn film Straight up No chance Straight laced folks will want to go through A Night at the Movies Or You Must Remember This Fictions first Another unfilmable fiction from Meistro Coover about fictional films