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Sacco And Vanzetti Must Die! (American Literature Series) pdf Sacco And Vanzetti Must Die! (American Literature Series), ebook Sacco And Vanzetti Must Die! (American Literature Series), epub Sacco And Vanzetti Must Die! (American Literature Series), doc Sacco And Vanzetti Must Die! (American Literature Series), e-pub Sacco And Vanzetti Must Die! (American Literature Series), Sacco And Vanzetti Must Die! (American Literature Series) c3d1c56ebfa The Nic Sacco And Bart Vanzetti Of Sacco And Vanzetti Must Die Are Not Exactly The Infamous Anarchists Controversially Sentenced To Death By The United States Government Instead, In This Hilarious First Novel, They Are Silent Film Stars, Slapstick Comedians And This Is The Story Of Their Rise To Fame, From A Seedy New York Vaudeville Club Where They Introduce Their Famous Knife Throwing Gag To Huge Movies And USO Tours Where They Open, With Disastrous Results, For Bob Hope We See Them Deliberating About Who One Will Be Fat, The Other Skinny One Will Be Contemplative, The Other Impulsive They Should Be But Slowly As Slapstick Becomes A Stand In For Anarchic Freedom, As The Characters Grow Out Of Their On Screen Roles, And As Their Careers Decline Amidst Controversy The Fictional Sacco And Vanzetti Begin To Merge With Their Namesakes

10 thoughts on “Sacco And Vanzetti Must Die! (American Literature Series)

  1. says:

    The major failing of this book is that Binelli does not ever fully commit to the material.Even reading the last pages, I was both unsure whether to, and wanting very much to, believe that this was alternate history, that this Sacco and Vanzetti did not live in a world that included the other Sacco and Vanzetti, in a kind of half hearted because there is no mention of the real S V in the accounts of this S V, as you would think there would be, if that is what Binelli was trying to do double exposure The frequent excursions into the real would seem to disallow that interpretation, and that is too bad This book works, at least it works better, if the real is laid aside and we focus on a world in which the men who would have become two of the most famous political prisoners in U.S history instead became famous buffoons of the silver screen Binelli here encounters a bit of a problem, in that, as famous as the real Sacco and Vanzetti are, still most people will only know the tiniest bit about them, and will not see the parallels that he works hard to bring out And so, the intrusions of trial transcript and history supplements that Binelli wants to have focus the reader on those parallels act instead to destroy the coherence of the story he is telling This isn t a cubist painting, it s a two way mirror either we see ourselves, or we see what s on the other side, but we never see both You just can t have both, at least, not the way that Binelli has set it up if you want both, then you commit to both, Sacco and Vanzetti acknowledge that there is another Sacco and Vanzetti, and you explore the possibilities of such a world.The minor failing is that Binelli also has no story to tell Like I said, it is a minor failing, and I would easily have overcome it if the idea had been maintained and certain boundaries those above had not been crossed Nothing happens to Sacco and Vanzetti And so, we don t really care a bit about them Now, normally, I would be the last person to lodge such a complaint, but here, it is vital that we care about these characters, at least are interested in them Binelli is writing a kind of encyclopedia of his altcon Sacco and Vanzetti, and so, if these two characters aren t interesting, there is nothing to distract me from the fact that they aren t interesting Like I said, Binelli has no story to tell, so there s no plot to distract me from the fact that these characters are not only poorly drawn, but unsympathetic and ultimately, dull and than a bit tiresome Aside from all of that, Binelli s idea is sound I mean, it could work, and he does some interesting things with it viz the bizarre sections in which we are locked into the logic of the characters of S V s farces are simultaneously great and awful it is so oddly primal and brutish a technique that Binelli almost pulls it off Unfortunately, I feel relatively certain that most readers are just left confused by this device , just not enough for me to give this book a second look or a thorough read You don t have to entertain, but in a book that is supposed to be about entertainers, it couldn t hurt.

  2. says:

    I read this for a new reading group I joined It is a great group, willing to read challenging books This one fits squarely in that category I can t say that I enjoyed reading it It felt like work Mark Binelli seems to have defied every convention of novel writing Only near the very end did I begin to figure out what he was doing with his characters.The fictional Sacco and Vanzetti of the novel are vaudeville performers who do slapstick comedy pie in the face, etc , a genre of performance art I have never liked They are tied in oh so loosely with the real Sacco and Vanzetti, Italian immigrants with anarchist connections who were given the death penalty in 1927 for murdering two men during a robbery The conviction made headlines and is still disputed to this day.In a mash up of incidents that follow the careers of these comedians, supposed historical data, journal entries, and other extraneous bits, you get an overview of the actual case, some comedy and the personalities of these invented clowns.I finished the book a few weeks ago and I attended the discussion which was wide ranging and deep Looking back now what remains with me is an education in how slapstick comedy works and in what entertainment was like in the early 20th century I am also haunted by those guys, the fictional Sacco and his partner, Vanzetti, who made up a truly odd couple Finally, I was stunned with admiration by how Binelli could describe a slapstick act in words alone and make me feel like I was watching it in real time.I am not sorry I read it I am a firm believer in reading outside my comfort zone because I always learn something Also I am at heart an anarchist of sorts and revel in seeing a novelist break all the rules.

  3. says:

    Seems like most of the reviews readers bothered to write about the book are generally negative, but I found it an absurdly enchanting book The conceit using Sacco and Vanzetti as a comedy team is winning enough in its own right, and Binelli is able to sustain his clever ploy throughout By mingling facts from the lives of the real S V with those of their fictional counterparts, Binelli prompts the question at root, isn t the impulse to throw a bomb the same as that to throw a pie Of particular note are the chapters framed as scenes from various of the comedy teams films In these chapters, we are offered a banal scene from an early slapstick film say, a banquet at which a food fight will break out but the scene is approached in a way that renders Nic Sacco and Bart Vanzetti irrepressibly human, full of doubts and frailty Incongruity is key to this comedy I laughed a dozen times while reading the novel and it s a quick read speed plus incongruity equals comedy worth your time.

  4. says:

    As we all know, Sacco and Vanzetti were the Italian American anarchists executed in the 1920s after a long running trial that became an international cause celebre In this highly inventive and entertaining novel their story gets interweaved with a spoof alternative history in which Sacco Vanzetti were a LaurelHardy style vaudeville team who made it big in Hollywood before fading out in the 50s There are cameo appearances by Mussolini, Bob Hope, Ezra Pound, Woody Guthrie, along with a phalanx of big name stars and forgotten old troupers Fascism and anarchism battle in a slapstick universe where the science of comedy gets debated whilst the racial stereotypes of the old school are mercilessly exhumed for us sophisticated post moderns In summary Abbott Costello meet Christie Malry and Nathanael West does some uncredited script work.

  5. says:

    this is a brave, brave debut novel it really tries to tackle so many difrrent concepts and i think it does it as gracefully as it can i guess what i m trying to say is that i can t imagine anyone else conveying these many, many, many sentiments and this kind of odd concept with alot coherency but that being said it is a little ambitious and sometimes left me feeling lost in ideology, which can sometimes jar me out of the suspention of disbelief required in reading a fiction book has one of the greatest jokes ever in it.

  6. says:

    What a mess This feels like a 1 page digression from Against the Day stretched out to book length It s official Dalkey Archive has finally released something bad I should have guessed the cover art stinks I read this thing over two days, dashing to the finish in hopes of finding anything not warmed over, emptied out Post Modern, or just clunky Plus, for a book about comedians and for a book that describes their act, this is impossibly unfunny Not one laugh.

  7. says:

    This one is pretty good so far Although, I haven t been engrossed enough that I pick it up at every opportunity Still, the author has come up with a very creative format and story One week later I finally just had to put this one aside About half way through, I completely lost interest The fact that there really isn t a plot kind of ruined things for me, and I got bored.

  8. says:

    Two Anarchist victims of the American justice system reimagined as slapstick comedians Three great tastes that taste great together I ve already read it twice.What do comedy and anarchy have in common The ability to enter a crowded pie shop and see nothing but possibility.

  9. says:

    talked about here

  10. says:

    Parody of Sacco and Vanzetti Not finished.

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