An Amorous Discourse in the Suburbs of Hell

An Amorous Discourse in the Suburbs of Hell She is a shimmering tattooed and acerbic angel flown from Paradise to save him from the suburbs of hell He an accountant worn down by the day to day struggles of the nine to five is dreaming of a

  • Title: An Amorous Discourse in the Suburbs of Hell
  • Author: Deborah Levy
  • ISBN: 9780099358312
  • Page: 333
  • Format: Paperback
  • She is a shimmering, tattooed, and acerbic angel, flown from Paradise to save him from the suburbs of hell He, an accountant worn down by the day to day struggles of the nine to five, is dreaming of a white Christmas, a little garden and someone to love She attempts, with scornful wit, to shock him out of his commuter s habits and into an experience of ecstasy.Man BookerShe is a shimmering, tattooed, and acerbic angel, flown from Paradise to save him from the suburbs of hell He, an accountant worn down by the day to day struggles of the nine to five, is dreaming of a white Christmas, a little garden and someone to love She attempts, with scornful wit, to shock him out of his commuter s habits and into an experience of ecstasy.Man Booker Prize shortlisted Deborah Levy whips up a storm of romance and slapstick, of heavenly and earthly delights, in this passionate work of dramatic poetry.Deborah Levy writes fiction, plays, and poetry Her work has been staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company Her most recent novel, Swimming Home 2011 And Other Stories, UK publication, and 2012 Bloomsbury US publication , was shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize, 2012 Specsavers National Book Awards UK Author of the Year and 2013 Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize, while her most recent collection of short stories, Black Vodka ten stories, was shortlisted for the Frank O Connor International Short Story Award and its title story Black Vodka shortlisted for the 2012 BBC International Short Story Award An Amorous Discourse in the Suburbs of Hell was first published in 1990 in the United Kingdom and appears now in a new edition, its first US edition.

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    1. Levy remains one of my favorite novelists and short story writers, though I have found her plays to be well-nigh incomprehensible. This short poem in dialogue form falls somewhere between the two it's short, and I read it twice in less than an hour - it contains some lovely passages, and though I get the gist of it, am not quite sure what to make of it as a whole it is really beautifully bound, but $12,95 for such a short work is rather dear!

    2. I bought this book from a second-hand store and it turned out to be the best 2 dollars I ever spent. I love both the angel looking for a reckless, passionate love and the humble suburban man looking for a simpler woman to share his life with.

    3. Deborah Levy was shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize for her work “Swimming Home” her bleak work visiting depression, mental illness and broken relationships. Her independently published work, “Black Vodka” a collection of ten short stories addressing the usual human fears as well as…broken relationships.Her latest publication “An Amorous Discourse in the Suburbs of Hell” is short, running to only 72 pages of poetry, and given some pages contain three lines of poetry, it is o [...]

    4. What an odd little book! But delightful in its oddity nonetheless. Levy's formatting strongly reminds me of the "song of songs" in the Bible with it's switching from He to She voices throughout the text. But the visuals brought and overall tone of this work created something unique and oddly captivating.

    5. "Now make incense from my heart and liver""i hear the breath of an octopus bigger than a car eggs in her arms calling for you""and a wardrobe with mirrored doors""undressing and dressing and cross dressing and overdressing and addressing envelopes""I like the light to be just light and the dark to be just dark"

    6. A brilliant dialogue poem which has been updated from its 1990 first edition to tie in 2014 landmarks. Comparisons with Carter or Blake will surely attach themselves to this work but it is simply the most beautiful book that will ever be published to include the words ‘Chicken Cottage’.

    7. A delightful short read. Funny, erotic, mildly thought-provoking, and sprinkled with illuminating imagery.Nothing mind-blowing but definitely worth a read and probably even a revisit.

    8. I enjoyed my first read through and am looking forward to reading it several more times to capture more of the nuances. Lovely.

    9. Sly little he-said/she-said poetry book about a brief love affair between a passionate, chaotic angel and an accountant who longs for an ordinary life.

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