420 Characters by Lou Beach

By Lou Beach

Alternately surreal, humorous, ominous, and lyrical, Lou Beach’s 420 Characters deals an adventure as stunning as any in modern fiction. Revealing worlds of that means in unmarried paragraphs, those crystalline miniature tales that begun as fb prestige updates mark a brand new flip in an acclaimed artist and illustrator’s career.

This publication variation has been more desirable with unique collages through the author.

Note: whereas a few codecs of this booklet include audio readings of a few of the tales, the Overdrive ePub (which is the resource of this torrent) does not.

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With luck a man can live for three score years and ten. So he could hope for another forty years. His brothers let him know that he was growing visibly fatter. That came from his easy life. If things went on like this he might eventually get too fat to squeeze through a door. Then, when the time came, they would have to cut up his corpse if they didn’t want to damage the door. For far too long he entertained himself with thoughts of this kind. In the evening he told his brothers he had been to the music-hall.

In the Engineer’s Journal. That was Tuesday; it was due to appear the following Monday. On Saturday the fishmonger beckoned to me. ‘Your story is finished, everything’s all right, here, the whole thing in print. It was a little sooner than I had anticipated. He was an idiot, but this will get him out of it. ’ The fishmonger led me into the shop. It was getting dark. He didn’t light the gas, but he did light a candle. ’ I asked. ’ ‘You won’t get one my friend, Hamburg is the town, and I’ve ordered the newspaper from there.

He enumerated all the misfortunes they had endured on his account, omitting no cause of ignominy or occasion for anxiety but on the contrary exaggerating every single point. The blind man listened patiently and his face showed his distress. Then the other brother, who still took pity on him, tried to comfort him as much as possible. He sat up with him for half the night and held him in his arms. But the blind brother did not say a word. Collected Short Stories of Bertolt Brecht 38 The next day the brothers had to go to work, and did so with a heavy heart.

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