Take It or Leave It

Take It or Leave It

Raymond Federman


As advised, or fairly retold second-hand, by way of the narrator, Take It or go away It relates the hilarious and amorous adventures of a tender Frenchman who has been drafted into the U.S. military and is being shipped out of the country to struggle in Korea. The obsessed narrator retells, as top as he can, what the younger guy supposedly instructed him as they sat less than a tree. He recounts how the younger guy escaped German persecution in the course of international battle , how he got here to the United States and struggled to outlive ahead of becoming a member of the "rah rah spitshine" 82nd Airborne department, and the way, as a result of a "typical military goof," he needs to shuttle in an outdated beat-up Buick distinctive from fortress Bragg to Camp Drum to gather the cash the military owes him, prior to he can set out for "the nice trip cross-country" to San Francisco the place he'll embark for Overseas.

Moving freely from earlier to offer (and Vice Versa), and from position to put leap-frogging from digression to digression, Take It or go away It explores new probabilities of narrative procedure. Whie the tale of Frenchy is being advised, the narrator contains his listeners in digressive arguments approximately politics, intercourse, the US, literature, laughter, dying, and the telling of the tale itself. for this reason, as this "exaggerated second-hand story to be learn aloud both status or sitting" progresses, it additionally deviates from its path, and at last cancels itself because the voices of the fiction multiply. Take It or go away It, the last word postmodern novel, makes a shamble of conventional fiction and traditional modes of writing, and does so with effrontery and laughter.

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