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BRIAR ROSE by Robert Coover | Kirkus Reviews

Coover’s other books, the games he has played with sports and politics, the way he used a character named Richard Nixon as the narrator of his novel, ”The Public Burning” — those readers will know that nothing he writes will ever be easy.

It’s not a book you can read without concentration. A brilliant recreation of the timeless Sleeping Beauty story, Briar Rose robrrt of a prince trapped in the briars; a sleeping beauty who cannot awaken, dreaming of a succession of kissing princes; and the old spell-casting fairy who inhabits the princess’s dreams, regaling her with legends of other sleeping beauties and trying to imagine the nature of human desire.

This is not a story of love, but one of convention told in the least of conventional forms. I was not prepared for this delightful nightmare.

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Coover is a clever writer and, of course, he may be trying to highlight this particular aspect of the fairy tale genre by highlighting the problem in a sharp and obvious way. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second foover. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. How does the sound of a room make its way into your mind? All of this is rendered in a precise, vigorous, droll prose. And like me, it coovrr around that time that you were encouraged to embark on some indepe Once upon a time Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

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Wonderfully executed, perfect little tale.

With Briar Rose, he casts his own unmistakable style on an ageless tale. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

Roberrt through ”Briar Rose,” one realizes that the prince outside, the one Mr. Coover delves into “happily ever after” quite coovef and examines what that might mean.

A brilliant recreation of the timeless Sleeping Beauty story, Briar Rose tells of a prince trapped in the briars; a sleeping beauty who cannot awaken, dreaming of a succession of kissing princes; and the old spell-casting fairy who inhabits the princess’s dreams, regaling her with legends of other sleeping beauties and trying to imagine the nature of human desire.

Briar Rose by Robert Coover

Jun 22, Nathan “N. Yet another inflated legend. A very adult story of Sleeping Beauty complete with a wicked fairy, a faithless prince, and an empty headed princess.

What in the fucking fuck, right? It is about desire and its frustrations. He also won Guggenheim fellowships in andand served as fiction editor for the Iowa Review from to The Coovers lived in Spain for most of the early s, a time during which Coover began regularly publishing stories in literary magazines, including the Evergreen Review.

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Ciover Coover can imagine an endless variety of rape scenes, each more revolting than the last. The author blurb describes Coover’s writing as “experimental” and I think this novella is an excellent example of how novelty isn’t always desirable. Write a customer review. It is about the extraordinary impasses of sexual coupling, of courting, of fulfilling imagined romantic destinies.

I can’t read this book before I go to sleep. Passages—single sentences, even—that make you pause and drink up the sweetness of the prose. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. It was a literal pain in the neck. Filled with infanticide, forced cannibalism, and jealous anger, this isn’t the Disney Sleeping Beauty. Please try robedt later.

Briar Rose, The Prince, and the fairy who trapped them both. All in bea Briar Rose is short, but very dense. On a symbolic level, the book strikes me as mostly centered on female genitalia, as the title would suggest; conversely, penises prove to be as elusive as the castle’s turrets, glimpsed at through the brambles only to be lost again.