Rupert A Confession Rupert has been accused of a terrible crime and his imagined defense begins the night he met the love of his life Mira By turns shockingly honest incredibly funny and clearly unhinged Rupert s de

  • Title: Rupert: A Confession
  • Author: Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer Michele Hutchison
  • ISBN: 9781934824092
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rupert has been accused of a terrible crime, and his imagined defense begins the night he met the love of his life, Mira By turns shockingly honest, incredibly funny, and clearly unhinged, Rupert s defense includes rants about the properly formed insult and men who wear comfortable sweaters It also visits the memory sites of Rupert and Mira s short lived affair her aparRupert has been accused of a terrible crime, and his imagined defense begins the night he met the love of his life, Mira By turns shockingly honest, incredibly funny, and clearly unhinged, Rupert s defense includes rants about the properly formed insult and men who wear comfortable sweaters It also visits the memory sites of Rupert and Mira s short lived affair her apartment, their favorite caf s and restaurants, and the city s public squares.With each story Rupert attaches to these places his defense becomes a little outlandish, while he becomes increasingly convinced that his innocence is beyond doubt When he reaches the end of his defense, delivering the decisive blow against his accusers and describing the scene of the crime, the full depth of Rupert s depravity is finally revealed.Rupert A Confession is a brilliantly composed monologue that fully exposes despite the misdirection and bizarre revelations of its teller the innermost workings of a confused mind Recalling Neil LaBute s In the Company of Men, Rupert A Confession is simultaneously offensive, funny, and compelling, and it serves as a perfect introduction to one of the most talented and controversial writers at work in the Netherlands today.

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    1. first of all, this is a general review for open letter. open letter is my new favorite publisher. they do exactly what i think publishing should always be doing - they provide access to world literature that might not ordinarily cross our paths here in the u.s. and they offer it in an attractive, and inexpensive, way. its true that ive only read half of what they have published so far, and i havent even been wild about all of them, but i like that it has become an option to read modern icelandic [...]

    2. Like the subtitle says, this book is a confession broken into three parts. The main character, Rupert, is giving his side of the story in a court, what follows is a round about retelling of what happened along with his feelings and advice on all kinds of different topics. What starts off as sounding like the voice of a sane and rational man begins to disintegrate as the monologue goes on. Reading this right after The Seducer and The Conqueror gave a little bit of extra something to this book, th [...]

    3. Deel 1 van de Steppoli-tetralogie, inmiddels 15 jaar oud. Interessant om te lezen zo direct na de lectuur van 'Peachez', waar Rupert een cameo in heeft. Een paar keer heel hard moeten lachen: het jong geweld zat toen nog duidelijk in Pfeijffers pen. De grote stilist is nog in de dop, maar er staan toch ook al duizelingwekkend mooie zinnen in. Een geflipte ode aan de liefde, een begeesterend spel met de realiteit, een blinde helletrip naar de waanzin.

    4. It is apparent nearly immediately that this is formally not so much a confession as a defense statement before a jury. A tripartite peroration with frequent recourse to classical rhetorical devices (the author is a sometime classical scholar), it increasingly reveals the speaker as a high-functioning nutcase. Veering between an ideal (impotent, deluded) love for a supposed girlfriend and a depraved contempt for former supposed girlfriends (who are all given the names of famous Greek and Roman co [...]

    5. Received a copy from Open Letter Books. From 3%: "A Dutch writer, Rupert is Pfeijffer’s first novel. It was published in 2002 and won the Anton Wachter prize for a debut novel. As noted on his website, Pfeijffer is the only Dutch author to have won major debut prizes for both poetry and prose."My summary aka a condensed version per my interpretation:(view spoiler)[Chap1-Walking remembering ways of walking. City as female with moods.Chap2- destination speaking to jury "dark doomed alley in Mina [...]

    6. Couldn't finish it. Put it down three chapters from the end. The writing is great, but the subject matter made me queasy.

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