Download e-book for kindle: Bolsheviki: A Dead Serious Comedy by David Fennario

Download e-book for kindle: Bolsheviki: A Dead Serious Comedy by David Fennario

By David Fennario

Set in a inn bar in Montreal on Remembrance Day, Bolsheviki has international warfare I veteran Harry “Rosie” Rollins telling younger reporter Jerry Nines approximately his adventure within the trenches. Rollins recollects males pissing their pants, wasting limbs, and making plans a insurrection opposed to their officials. the nature of Rosie Rollins is predicated on international warfare I veteran Harry “Rosie” Rowbottom, who used to be wounded at Vimy Ridge. Fennario taped an interview with Rowbottom in 1979 within the previous “King Eddy” resort in Toronto over a bottle of Bushmills whiskey.

Rosie’s meandering monologue supplies a blistering de-glorification of battle because it shifts backward and forward among his wartime memories and the current. The veteran’s clattering, fast moving description of life—and death—on the Western entrance reproduces the chaotic sounds and rhythm of conflict. This state-of-the-art drama, profoundly against traditional histories of Canadian troops in global conflict I, debunks each sentimental proposal of responsibility, heroism, and nationhood.

“Birth of country” they referred to as it on television yet I didn’t see no one getting born only a lot of individuals loss of life so shall we sit down there on most sensible of one other shit gap of dust with Captain Rutherford nonetheless pushing for that DSO or the MC or the MCB or the YMCA with Triangles—just supply him a medal will ya?

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