I was trying to climb the glass mountain. The glass mountain stands at the corner of Thirteenth Street and Eighth Avenue. I had attained the lower slope. People were looking up at me.
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Zukasa But good reasons exist. Each November Glass Donld also presents its annual fundraiser, Write-a-thon — a fun and upbeat day of writing and contests that helps provide funding and scholarships for Boldface.
As Glass Mountain continues to grow and thrive, we remain committed to the writing community and to quality work. Part of that support includes events such as special readings and open-mic evenings featuring undergraduate and graduate writers.
Nick Morilland marked it as to-read Jul 08, Claire Duong marked it as to-read Jul 09, John marked it as to-read Jun 09, I was new in the neighborhood yet I had accumulated acquaintances. The Glass Mountain Max rated it liked it Mar 12, With a quest, a princess and an array of knights, Barthelme subverts that most traditional of genres, the fairy-tale; irony, absurdity, and playful self-reflexivity are the champions of this short story.
Trivia About The Glass Mountain. My acquaintances had gathered He sank, his armor making tiny shrieking sounds against the glass. The golden castle is guarded by a lean-headed eagle with blazing rubies for eyes. The moutnain rose up in the air with a yelp, and the youth dropped lightly onto a broad balcony. In several undergraduate students at the University of Houston saw the need for a journal that would be the counterpart to Gulf Coastthe journal edited by graduate creative writing students at UH.
I was feet up. The bird rose barthflme in the air with a yelp, and I dropped lightly onto a broad balcony. It keeps a lot of elements from the origianl fairy tale, but written in a completele different style than what we would consider a fairy tale. Nor are eagles plausible, not at all, not for a moment. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Yasmin added it Feb 19, Does one climb a glass mountain, at considerable personal discomfort simply to disenchant a symbol? With the success of Glass Mountain came a desire to reach further into the community to encourage writers in their craft. Peering into the mountain, one sees sparkling blue-white depths. Sahil Sood marked it as to-read Jun 24, There are also hundreds of young people shooting up on drugs while older people walk their dogs.
Additionally, is there a cynical social or political statement being made here? The quotation is probably spurious. He saw the glittering palace, which by the pale rays of the moon looked like a dim lamp; and he saw the windows and balconies of the castle tower. Gareth rated it liked it May 18, Victoria Nicholson marked it as to-read Jun 26, I was new in the neighborhood. Older dohald walked dogs. In later years they would have tremendous arguments about the kinds of literature in which Barthelme was interested and wrote.
The eagle dug its sharp claws into my tender flesh. Those are not good reasons. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It was cold there at feet and when I looked down I was not encouraged.
He used one apple to heal his wounds and threw another apple at a dragon guarding the castle door causing the dragon to disappear. TOP Related Posts.
The Glass Mountain
Start your review of The Glass Mountain Write a review Jun 23, Glenn Russell rated it it was amazing The Glass Mountain Donald Barthelmes four-page postmodern sudden fiction written in one hundred clear, concise steps completely straight-forward and easy-to-follow, very much like a typical instruction manual for all those affordable consumer goods back in when the story was originally published, things like directions for setting up your television set, assembling your barbecue grill or installing your air conditioner. The story, in brief, runs as follows: There was once a glass mountain with a golden castle on top. In front of the castle was a tree with golden apples. If someone picked a golden apple, they would be able to enter the castle wherein an enchanted princess lived. Many a gallant knight on horseback tried their luck and failed, the glass mountain was much too slippery. When the eagle attacked him and dug its talons into his skin, the schoolboy was carried up to the top. He used one apple to heal his wounds and threw another apple at a dragon guarding the castle door causing the dragon to disappear.
DONALD BARTHELME THE GLASS MOUNTAIN PDF
Done with a power saw, beyond a doubt. The quotation is probably spurious. Many a gallant knight on horseback tried their luck and failed, the glass mountain was much too slippery. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.