Bad Nature, or With Elvis in Mexico by Javier Marías PDF

By Javier Marías

ISBN-10: 0811218589

ISBN-13: 9780811218580

A boiled-down gem of a Marías tale approximately how Elvis (in Acapulco to movie a film) and his hard-drinking entourage abandon their interpreter in a seedy cantina jam-packed with enraged criminals after insults begin to fly. whilst the neighborhood kingpin calls for to learn what the americans are asserting, Elvis himself gives you a fair extra stinging parting shot – and who has to translate that?

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Mulvaney's view of war as a salutary, invigorating activity seems to coincide with most of the other soldiers in the regiment; certainly it is a mark of the sort of fighting man that the Irishman (and his creator) approves of. The three protagonists are also united with the rest of the army in their contempt for civilians. The "I" character, Kipling's persona, who relates the stories, The Adolescent Strain 43 informs us that Ortheris was slow to accept him as a friend because "he was naturally suspicious of all civilians".

Neither Dick nor the correspondents are above breaking rules in order to get a story or scoop a rival. They specialize in wheedling information out of officers and telegraph clerks, and violating, in small ways, the regulations of their calling. Authority in Light is embodied not in an institution but in the codes that Dick and his friends subscribe to - the code of selfdiscipline, self-denial, and self-sacrifice; of hard work and frequent exposure to the dangers of military combat; of loyalty and heroism.

And, as with Stalky, Kim's rebelliousness is actually a sign of superior initiative and imagination. The Colonel sums up Kipling's philosophy on the subject: " ... often in the past few months he had caught himself thinking of the queer, silent, self-possessed boy. " CLIQUES, CLUBS, PEER GROUPS, AND PRIVATE LANGUAGES The years of pariah-hood at Southsea evidently left Kipling with a keen taste for reassuringly exclusive affiliations. This appetite, so 42 Rudyard Kipling and the Fiction of Adolescence characteristically adolescent, was fed lavishly at United Services, where the Stalky clique reigned with aristocratic hauteur and where Kipling enjoyed a very personal relationship with the Head.

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