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Bardo or not Bardo

Antoine Volodine

Bardo or not Bardo

by Antoine Volodine

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Buddhism,
  • Future life,
  • Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAntoine Volodine ; translated from the French by J.T. Mahany
    ContributionsMahany, J. T., translator
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPQ2682.O436 B3713 2016
    The Physical Object
    Pagination165 pages
    Number of Pages165
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27205360M
    ISBN 101940953332
    ISBN 109781940953335
    LC Control Number2015038414
    OCLC/WorldCa920018957

    The Tibetan appellation —  bardo thos grol —  lost its meaning in Americanization, he claimed. A direct translation would yield no references to a “book” or indeed even “the dead.” The bardo is something other than death; it is an intermediate state.   George Saunders’ first novel, “Lincoln in the Bardo,” is remarkable; let’s get that out of the way first. Unfolding over one night in a graveyard not far from the White House, it tells a.

    Lincoln in the Bardo is such a beautifully crystallized portrait of life, death, grief, and getting on, and really emphasizes our shared humanity in its unusual storytelling. I started and stopped in fits, but one massive read in a single sitting was the way for me to go on this, allowing it to crash and wash over me completely, and get /5(K). In some schools of Buddhism, bardo (Classical Tibetan: བར་དོ་ Wylie: bar do), antarabhāv (), or chūu (Japanese: 中有) is an intermediate, transitional, or liminal state between death and is a concept which arose soon after the Buddha's passing, with a number of earlier Buddhist groups accepting the existence of such an intermediate state, while other schools rejected it.

    Genre/Form: Novels (texts) Additional Physical Format: Online version: Volodine, Antoine. Bardo or not Bardo. Paris: Seuil, © (OCoLC) One of Volodine’s funniest books, Bardo or Not Bardo takes place in his universe of failed revolutions, radical shamanism, and off-kilter nomenclature. In each of these seven vignettes, someone dies and has to make his way through the Tibetan afterlife, also known as the Bardo, where souls wander for forty-nine days before being reborn with.


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"Bardo or not Bardo" is his most impoverished (in a positive - Bersani's - sense), most depopulated and most "Irish" novel: imagine Flann O'Brien and Samuel Beckett collaborating on 7 variations of the final scene(s) from Fulci's THE BEYOND and Tolkin's THE RAPTURE/5. One of Volodine's funniest books, Bardo or Not Bardo takes place in his universe of failed revolutions, radical shamanism, and off-kilter nomenclature.

In each of these seven vignettes, someone dies and has to Bardo or not Bardo book his way through the Tibetan afterlife, also known as the Bardo/5(2). Bardo or Not Bardo (Points) (French Edition) (French) Mass Market Paperback – December 5, by/5(3).

One of Volodine’s funniest books, Bardo or Not Bardo takes place in his universe of failed revolutions, radical shamanism, and off-kilter nomenclature. In each of these seven vignettes, someone dies and has to make his way through the Tibetan afterlife, also known as the Bardo, where souls wander for forty-nine days before being reborn with the help of the Book of the Dead.

Glouchenko is not an effortful fellow, though, which may just get him reborn as a monkey. Neither are some of the other denizens of the Bardo, some of whom take Bardo as an excuse to have a nice nap. Bardo or not Bardo review: the beautiful, lonely cycle of life Antoine Volodine’s strange, funny stories explore human existence and death Anthony Volodine’s Buddhism-inspired book “is a Author: Kevin Gildea.

Antoine Volodine’s comic novel Bardo or Not Bardo is named after the Bardo Thodol, which is commonly known as The Tibetan Book of the Dead. This religious text is meant to guide the souls of the deceased toward enlightenment or a higher reincarnation.

Volodine’s novel is set in a world of political totalitarianism and a Buddhist cabal which seeks to enforce religious conformity. —Bardo or not Bardo.

The part about death in fiction. The afterlife in fiction is depicted in many different ways: as one big party, a place for reflection, a pit of despair, or an ineffable mystery. Ghosts are ever-popular in anglophone fiction, the lingering shades of dead providing insight, comfort, horror, and blame to survivors in equal measure.

One of Volodine's funniest books, Bardo or Not Bardo takes place in his universe of failed revolutions, radical shamanism, and off-kilter nomenclature. In each of these seven vignettes, someone dies and has to make his way through the Tibetan afterlife, also known as the Bardo.

Lincoln In The Bardo is not an easy book, but it gets easier with the reading. At the start, it jags, loops, interrupts itself a thousand times. At the start, it jags, loops, interrupts itself a. Humorous envisioning of the afterlife described in the Book of the Dead, one populated by militant monks and hapless wanderers.

"Irreducible to any single literary genre, the Volodinian cosmos is skillfully crafted, fusing elements of science fiction with magical realism and political commentary."--Nicholas Hauck, Music & Literature One of Volodine's funniest books, Bardo or Not Bardo takes 4/5(3).

The afterlife is just as senseless, erratic, and cruel as life itself in Volodine's darkly funny novel-in-stories, set in and around the Bardo—in Tibetan Buddhism, a realm through which the spirits.

The Bardo Thodol (Tibetan: བར་དོ་ཐོས་གྲོལ, Wylie: bar do thos grol, "Liberation Through Hearing During the Intermediate State"), commonly known in the West as The Tibetan Book of the Dead, is a text from a larger corpus of teachings, the Profound Dharma of Self-Liberation through the Intention of the Peaceful and Wrathful Ones, revealed by Karma Lingpa (–){font-family:"Qomolangma-Dunhuang","Qomolangma-Uchen Sarchen","Qomolangma-Uchen Sarchung","Qomolangma-Uchen Suring","Qomolangma-Uchen Sutung","Qomolangma-Title","Qomolangma-Subtitle","Qomolangma-Woodblock","DDC Uchen","DDC Rinzin",Kailash,"BabelStone Tibetan",Jomolhari,"TCRC Youtso Unicode","Tibetan Machine Uni",Wangdi29,"Noto Sans Tibetan","Microsoft Himalaya"}{font-family:"Qomolangma-Betsu","Qomolangma-Chuyig","Qomolangma-Drutsa","Qomolangma-Edict","Qomolangma-Tsumachu","Qomolangma-Tsuring","Qomolangma-Tsutong","TibetanSambhotaYigchung","TibetanTsugRing","TibetanYigchung"} བར་དོ་ཐོས་གྲོལ.

Get this from a library. Bardo or not Bardo. [Antoine Volodine; J T Mahany] -- "Takes place in his universe of failed revolutions, radical shamanism, and off-kilter nomenclature. In each of these seven vignettes, someone dies and has to make their way through the Tibetan. Most of the characters in Lincoln in the Bardo are in this latter state throughout the novel, stuck between life and whatever awaits them beyond.

Broadly speaking, Buddhist philosophy states that while a person's physical body may die, one's essence does not, and that one is reborn. In case you’re wondering, the French title is also Bardo or Not Bardo and the French original was published in by the Éditions du Seuil.

And in case you’re still wondering, the title, in its droll Hamletian formulation, refers to the Tibetan Book of the Dead (the Bardo Thodol), though probably not also to Brigitte Bardot.

Bardo or Not Bardo [Excerpt] In support of Antoine Volodine as our featured “Author of the Month,” throughout the day we’ll be posting excerpts from the three books of his Open Letter has already published. (Next week we’ll run excerpts from forthcoming ones. Buy Bardo or Not Bardo by Antoine Volodine, J.T.

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Mahany, (Open Letter Books/US), Le Seuil/FR), is long-listed for the Albertine Prize, a reader’s choice award. Albertine booksellers have selected ten of the best French novels translated into English in the past year; US-based readers can vote between March 16 and April 30th on the Albertine site : Nathalie Lacroix.

The Bardo Thodol The Bardo Thodol is a classic work of Tibetan Buddhism. In Tibet it is known as ‘The Great Book of Natural Liberation Through Understanding in the Between’.

Antoine Volodine. Bardo or Not Bardo. Trans. J.T. Mahany. Open Letter Books [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Riffing from the Tibetan Book of the Dead, French enigma Antoine Volodine offers seven vignettes that intermingle observations about the absurdity of revolutionary movements, conceptions of the afterlife, and the agency of the written word.In each of these seven vignettes, someone dies and has to make his way through the Tibetan afterlife, also known as the Bardo, where souls wander for forty-nine days before being reborn with the help of the Book of the Dead.

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