4 edition of Coming Through Slaughter found in the catalog.
|LC Classifications||April 1979|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 129 p. :|
|Number of Pages||70|
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Joseph's Shaving Parlor, the river, Shell Beach, the Brewitts, Webb's cottage, the streets of Storyville, Bellocq's studio, Bolden's home with Nora and the children, the mental hospital. But finally the rush of understanding as the scene fits logically into another that comes pages later. He basically invents the genre of brass jazz in New Orleans. "Anybody who cares about good writing.
New Orleans and vicinity at the turn of the century is the setting for the novel. It's about a man who takes a girl to a dance. "Coming Through Slaughter" draws heavily on Ondaatje's poetic roots, as rhythmic sections of smooth unself-conscious dialogue alternate with straight narrative and passages of syncopated poetry. Admittedly, it can be hard to "get into," but I found that the more I read in one sitting, the greater impact Ondaatje's prose had on me.
He brings creative elements which redefine their entire sound, inventing their own method of jazz. It gives the book a haunting, frightening quality as Bolton slowly goes insane. Surprised he examined his fingers.
Without judging or romanticizing, the author allows his musician character to unfold before us, carefully showing us how the daily choice between life and art splits him.
Characters and themes emerge slowly.
None of his music survives, but he is said to be one of the founders of jazz.