And the Ass Saw the Angel

And the Ass Saw the Angel Cave s only novel to date takes on the southern gothic in this bizarre baroque tale Born mute to a drunken mother and a demented father tortured Euchrid Eucrow finds compassion in the family mule tha
  • Title: And the Ass Saw the Angel
  • Author: Nick Cave
  • ISBN: 9781880985724
  • Page: 371
  • Format: Paperback
  • And the Ass Saw the Angel
    Cave s only novel to date takes on the southern gothic in this bizarre baroque tale Born mute to a drunken mother and a demented father, tortured Euchrid Eucrow finds compassion in the family mule than in his fellow men But he alone will grasp the cruel fate of Cosey Mo, the beautiful young prostitute in the pink caravan on Hooper s Hill And it is Euchrid, spiralinCave s only novel to date takes on the southern gothic in this bizarre baroque tale Born mute to a drunken mother and a demented father, tortured Euchrid Eucrow finds compassion in the family mule than in his fellow men But he alone will grasp the cruel fate of Cosey Mo, the beautiful young prostitute in the pink caravan on Hooper s Hill And it is Euchrid, spiraling ever deeper into his mad angelic vision, who will ultimately redeem both the town and its people Surprising, remarkable The Atlanta Journal
    And the Ass Saw the Angel By Nick Cave,

    And the Ass Saw the Angel NUMBERS KJV And the LORD opened the mouth of the And the LORD opened the mouth of the ass, and she said unto Balaam, What have I done unto thee, that thou hast smitten me these three times King James Version KJV ASS meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary ass definition a donkey a stupid person the part of the body that you sit on Learn . The Ass YouTube Provided to YouTube by TuneCore The Ass Tank and The Bangas Think Tank Independent Released on Auto generated by YouTube. Ass Definition of Ass at Dictionary noun a long eared, slow, patient, sure footed domesticated mammal, Equus asinus, related to the horse, used chiefly as a beast of burden Also called wild ass an African wild ass, kiang, onager, or any of their subspecies a stupid, foolish, or stubborn person. Feast of the Ass The Feast of the Ass was a medieval, Christian feast observed on January, celebrating the Flight into Egypt It was celebrated primarily in France, as a by product of the Feast of Fools celebrating the donkey related stories in the Bible, in particular the donkey bearing the Holy Family into Egypt after Jesus s birth. Numbers Then the LORD opened the donkey s mouth, and Verse And the Lord opened the mouth of the ass On the face of it this expression would seem decisive that an audible human voice proceeded from the ass s mouth, as St Peter beyond doubt believed .

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  • Nick Cave

    Nicholas Edward Cave is an Australian musician, songwriter, author, screenwriter, and occasional actor He is best known for his work in the rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and his fascination with American music and its roots He has a reputation, which he disowns, for singing dark, brooding songs which some listeners regard as depressing His music is characterised by intensity, high energy and a wide variety of influences He currently lives in Brighton Hove in England Cave released his first book King Ink, in 1988 It is a collection of lyrics and plays, including collaborations with American enfant terrible Lydia Lunch.While he was based in West Berlin, Cave started working on what was to become his debut novel, And the Ass Saw the Angel 1989 Significant crossover is evident between the themes in the book and the lyrics Cave wrote in the late stages of the Birthday Party and the early stage of his solo career Swampland , from Mutiny, in particular, uses the same linguistic stylings mah for my , for instance and some of the same themes the narrator being haunted by the memory of a girl called Lucy, being hunted like an animal, approaching death and execution A collectors limited edition of the book appeared in 2007.Cave wrote the foreword to a Canongate publication of the Gospel according to Mark, published in the UK in 1998 The American publication of the same book contains a foreword by a different author.

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  • so i am going to review this one after all, because the book i am reading now will probably take me forever, and i dont want to get out of practice writing reviews that have nothing to do with the book its a tricky skill, you understand,it must be honed this may be one of my favorite books ever i have gone through so many copies of this because i never learn not to lend it to people, particularly people i might be kissing i think i gave this to two of them, wayyy back in my kissy youth and of co [...]


  • Sleazy, profane, literate, violent, bloated, verbose, apocalyptic, excessive, dense, touching, rhythmic, grotesque, reverent, And the Ass Saw the Angel tells the terrible tragicomedy that is the short and weird and wild on top life of Euchrid Eucrow a backwoods outcast born with the divine gift of an angelical purpose that is compounded with an absurdly articulate mental life that goes unappreciated and, ultimately, unchecked by his hypocritical zealot neighbors on account of Euchrid being born [...]


  • If Gabriel Garcia Marquez got knocked up by William Faulkner and birthed a deranged novel that was kept locked up in the basement and beaten daily, it would be And The Ass Saw The Angel I don t normally write reviews, but this book keeps tumbling around in my mind like shoes in a dryer I read a review on here that said and I m paraphrasing that immediately after finishing the book, the reviewer wanted to re read it armed with a battle axe That, I think, is most appropriate given the feelings lef [...]


  • While not the worst book I ve every had the displeasure of reading , Nick Cave s work here may be the worst that I ve both read and finished Eragon Gave up with extreme prejudice Da Vinci Code Accidentally left it in an airport bathroom in Denver with eleven pages left and did not care enough to visit the library to see how it ended The Lovely Bones Granted, I did finish it and it was bad, but it was a shiny, gold plated sliver of heaven compared to And the Ass Saw the Angel, which I was unfortu [...]


  • To say that I m giving this book 5 stars based on the fact of how much I enjoyed it, would be a lie The book had a really weak start and a pretty damn weak plot In my one, dumb, humble opinion the books is aiight Yes, here comes the big but BUT There were 2 things I fucking loved about this book 1 The addition of a new kick ass word to my cool as hell words list the word Fornicatrix, which according to a dictionary means a woman who engages in Fornication I fucking love that word When I read it [...]


  • This is one of my favorite novels I have to recommend it with a string of caveats, however The writing is gloriously, indulgently, and shamelessly overwrought If you go in for clean, crisp prose, you ll probably hate this It is also an incredibly grim book, but with a wicked and sometimes viciously dark sense of humor throughout this is Nick Cave, after all.The novel s protagonist is a character named Euchrid Euchrow, a physically deformed and mentally deranged mute living in the fictional backw [...]


  • It has been nearly a decade since I first read this, and it was probably the first Southern Gothic that I read It does still hold up and is in fact in good company as one of the most gruesome in the category I place it next to The Devil all the Time by Donald Ray Pollock and also Child of God by Cormac McCarthy and that is among very good company indeed One interesting thing I noticed is that while many readers placed it in the Southern Gothic style, the majority placed it in Horror This is in f [...]


  • Nick Cave is truly one of a kind This book blew my mind when I read it in my early 20 s To realize how it came to be, from a chaotic and obsessive situation in chaotic surroundings a 20 something strung out Cave living in a loft in Berlin as seen in the brilliant 20,000 days on earth was a kind of surreal experience as well I need to put this high on my tbr a re read is long overdue.


  • Mah God, ah am at last free From this book, that is Overwritten, overwrought, and truly poorly edited, Nick Cave s debut novel is a grimacing, death trodden and DARKSOME tale of mental madness and religious madness and hillbilly hell and rotten mash liqueur and hobos and godsent rain curses and child rape and hooker rape and child lust and hooker lust and child killing and hooker killing The one and only star here is the beautiful, inventive and utterly creative use of language throughout Having [...]


  • Southern Gothic, at nearly its finest Better than Faulkner although that s probably unfair since I ve only managed to read his short stories , but not as good as Flannery O Connor though she wrote short stories than novels Cave is somewhere between them, but darker, dirtier, and creepier.I absolutely loved this.I wouldn t recommend it to people I probably wouldn t recommend it to anyone I went into it not knowing anything about it other than it was written by Nick Cave be still, my heart I ve h [...]


  • Wie van de muziek van Nick Cave houdt, moet ook wel van dit boek houden Niet uit onvoorwaardelijke idolatrie waarbij alles wat de man produceert goud is integendeel, dit boek heeft veel te lang in mijn kast gelegen, uit vrees dat het zou tegenvallen maar omdat dit eigenlijk gewoon de boekversie is van nummers als Tupelo of Red Right Hand.Het verhaal is macaber, donker, broeierig, geschift en met bijbelse allures Die bombastische schrijfstijl hoort er dan ook gewoon bij.Nipt vier sterren, want ik [...]


  • Nick Cave should stick with his music He is a than capable writer, but this book was uninteresting for the most part I had qualms with a lot of it.My biggest problem is the vocabulary of the main character, Euchrid Euchrid is a mute and as far as I know never went to school and his parents certainly didn t teach him anything His mother being a massive drunk and his father pays attention to the traps he sets and the animals he maims than to Euchrid Yet, his vocabulary exceeds that of myself or [...]


  • A beautifully rich and intelligent novel the language playful and complex and colourful though most of the colours are greys, browns and red lots of red , this was almost poetry at times The story as much as I understood followed it and I admit that I only got about eighty percent of it follows a mute young man growing up in a backwoods American town of hicks, religious nutters, freaks, alcoholics, whores and much There is a sub theme concerning a young girl suspected to be a chosen one , there [...]


  • Irregular.No sabes si dejarlo, continuar o aplaudir a Cave.El final es tremendo que clase de droga se tom Cave mientras lo escrib a


  • Nick Cave s contribution to the written word20 April 2012 I have been meaning to read this book ever since I discovered Nick Cave as a musician I also recently discovered that he is also Australian born in Warracknabeal in Victoria which means that there are actually some decent musicians coming out of Australia, as well as authors Okay, I probably shouldn t knock Australian artists, but to be honest with you I have never really been a big fan of Australian music, literature, or movies I guess i [...]


  • While the writing is certainly indulgent, it s important to remember that the narration is in first person that is, the wordplay and elitist vocabulary bordering on nonsense and semi stream of consciousness monologues are composing a cross section of Euchrid s brain The prose is complex, gritty and even abrasive at times, but to judge all of the technicalities of Cave s writing as faults of the author is to ignore the possibility and the necessity of the main character having some hand in the of [...]


  • My 2 star thoughts on this book are specific to this new edition Penguin recently released, which is a heavily edited version of the original book as published in mass market paperback editions and trade editions over the years If you can get any other edition, I think it s a five star book This new version attempts to tighten up the book by cutting out a lot of descriptive prose and focusing on the plot I would argue that this is a tragic mistake in this case this book is as much a story as it [...]


  • Fant stico e pesado Quem ler este livro que se certifique que o melhor l lo com um escudo de seguran a porque o ataque sensibilidade do autor forte O Nick Cave quase que n o d qualquer tipo de hip tese com este livro Encontra se uma escrita muito boa mas cansativa em determinados momentos , desenrolando uma hist ria criativa, densa e incomum Para mim este um livro fascinante, de culto A arte em torno deste livro consegue assimilar tudo aquilo que de mais rid culo existe como de apaixonante e esp [...]


  • Tokrat sem ostala brez besed Izjemen prevod, tak en, da se na novo ali znova zaljubi v materni jezik Iskrena hvala prevajalcu, da imam kup novih najljub ih besed.Knjiga je zame vsekakor zajeten zalogaj Po eni strani jo elim nestrpno prebrati do konca, a me knjiga kar bremza Po drugi strani je pa kar no em e kon ati.Izjemno redko naletim na tak no tivo Vsekakor je poslastica svoje vrste.


  • A dark and disturbing yarn from one of music s most diverse and moving lyricists Cave has turned the underbelly of Appalachia into something hideous than our imaginations would have dared conjure on their own He brings us into a place of such strangeness and depravity that even our dreams cannot escape the black clutches of its evil spawn If you are looking for something with depth and beautiful prose, but which will also twist your mind, look no further than And the Ass Saw the Angel.



  • Have you ever seen kudzu It s a vine like plant that grows up to 2m week in America, where it is a noxious weed claiming 150,000 new acres each year It grows indiscriminately over landscape, power lines, houses, roads, and other plants in a thick smother of oppression The writing in And The Ass Saw the Angel reminds me of the Mississippi kudzu infestation I saw a decade ago heavy, alive but malignant, unstoppable Cave comes armed with a vast vocabulary and is not afraid to reinvent, rediscover, [...]


  • Bueno bueno Nick, mi querido Nick Cave Eres talentoso mi amigo Compones y cantas genial Y escribes como un demonio P rrafos dignos de subrayar y prosa excelente A veces la historia es muy cargante o pesada Al principio del libro me imaginaba a Nick en su cuartucho de Berl n creo que era de Berl n escribiendo como un loco En plan a ver qu es lo que crea mi consciente Pero a medida que pasa el libro, su manera de escribir se vuelve m s natural, te adaptas Ya no ves al Cave flipado l solo frente a [...]


  • Even though Nick Cave is one of my favorite artists, I went into the book wanting it to be lackluster my reason was that there HAD to be something this man wasn t good at Rock star, check awesome screenwriter, check soundtrack composer, check But quotes like this Clambering aback of him came the multitude, like a grand parade of clowns, tripping and tumbling their way to a sloppy, fully slapstick salvation Yowza And The two grim figures on the bank, mere shadows now, looked on as varlet crows, d [...]


  • Like several people I know, I ve read the first few pages of this book every six months for the past few years and have given up each time because it s so darn hard to get into.A month ago, I threw a tantrum There was NO WAY Nick Cave was going to defeat me, so I mapped out a schedule and decided to read 15 pages a day until the book was finished, regardless of how I was feeling about it.Five days later, I was done Once I got into it, I couldn t put it down I m not saying it s an easy read, but [...]


  • I feel a little bit bad for giving this book only 2 stars but it just has to be done Years ago I already gave it a try but I hardly understood anything, like at all The prose is incredibly weird and full of made up words and that s why several weeks ago I started reading the German translation but the problem remained the same It is so hard to follow the narrative The prose is artsy and poetic and complex and then the narrative perspectives change and one of them narrates only in flashbacks and [...]


  • This is Faulkner meets Nick Cave at the end of what should have been the American South s disappearance The book is an absolute classic Unfortunately, the South has become Rednecky and Crackery than ever At any rate, I read this book in huge chunks, like a fever dream of youth I believe Nick wrote it in Berlin, when he was living there This is the Nick Cave book to read, as he recently released another one, something about someone named Bunny Munroe or something, which wasn t anywhere in the sa [...]


  • I would have to agree with a fellow reviewer of And the Ass Saw the Angel by saying that this novel is very much what would happen if William Faulkner wrote One Hundred Years of Solitude It is a meditation not only on isolation, but exclusion Nick Cave s grandiloquent debut novel plays upon the notions of madness and zealotry their intersexions and divergences It s hard to call this dark, though it certainly plumbs darkness As the book progressed, I notived many common themes with his songs, not [...]


  • I think this is an incredibly adacious book Remember that this was Cave s first novel For a debut, this is brazen Cave is obviously very infuenced by Faluker, but at the same time this is a very authentic and individualistic peice or writitng You can tell as you read that the artist has made no compromise whatsoever.The prose can be dense and overwrought at times, but on the whole this a very comepling novel The images the writing conjures linger long after the reader has put the book down Cave [...]


  • N o terminei o livro.Li mais de 100 p ginas e pouca subst ncia me encheu as medidas O Nick Cave n o escreve mal, e a tradu o desafiadora est maravilhosa Mas durante as p ginas que li n o aprendi nada Nada me chamou a aten o Nada me desafiou intelectualmente Nada me estimulou Portanto, a estrela que dou a este livro resume precisamente a minha rela o com ele, e nada tem a ver com a qualidade liter ria do mesmo apesar da falta de subst ncia.


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