The Pugilist at Rest: Stories. Thom Jones, Author Little Brown and Company $ (p) ISBN Tweet. More By and About This Author. The Pugilist at Rest has ratings and reviews. Orsodimondo said: IL MONDO COME VOLONTÀ E RAPPRESENTAZIONENell’America di Thom Jones . 2 Dec The Pugilist at Rest. By Thom Jones He keeps a photograph of the Roman statue “The Pugilist at Rest” in his room. He sometimes goes up to.

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To avoid falling injuries, he wears headgear, and he also carries his mouthpiece, which he slips into his mouth just prior to an attack, to stop himself from biting his tongue.

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It was said that his hand speed was superb. If everything went well, however, you jonws through with the whole business in twelve weeks. It felt like he was hitting me in the face with a ball-peen hammer. The whole collection felt like, well, something I would have liked when I was younger, or that would have seemed more edgy to me then.

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This is what happens when you approach Him with the intellect. He had created a stunning body count—nothing like Theogenes, but Jorgeson only had something like twelve minutes total in the theater of war. His later works impress, but they never quite equal this collection.


Follow us on Tumblr. He was initially sentenced to life in prison but instead served only three and a half years of house arrest in his Army quarters at Fort BenningGeorgia. Jones joined the U.

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He had temporal lobe epilepsy and suffered from diabetes. The Pugilist at Rest. Jones puts elements together that shouldn’t really work, but do, because of his artistry in fiction and richness in heart. There’s a lot of tangled family distress aching at iones back of these stories about angry people and their power trips, which begins to be addressed in a recent New Yorker story, where Jones’s sentiment flows to a psychotic sister rather than to the familiar, enraged narrator.

It is known that Muhammad composed the Koran after attacks of epilepsy. That he is seated and not pacing implies that he has been through all this many times before.

He was the better puncher and was truly hurting me, but I was scoring, and as the fight went on the momentum shifted and I took over. He calls it “my vision of the Supreme Reality,” but he cannot explain it any further, and he does pugklist pretend to understand it.

I rinsed them again and blinked furiously. His father was a boxer, and Jones took up the sport as a teenager. I wish that he had lived to be something else, if not a painter of pictures then even some kind of fuckup with a factory job and four divorces, bankruptcy thhom, in and out of jail.


Wherever one looks, the narrator seems to suggest, one finds evidence of cruelty and hopelessness.

The statue depicts a muscular athlete approaching his middle age. Sonny Liston Was a Friend of Mine: It will be interesting to tthom what happens to Jones.

Add both to Cart Add both to List. Sergeant Wright was no candy ass. Also, there were some philosophical moments in these pages as that felt out of place or forced, characters who recollected the wisdom of some of the world’s greatest thinkers almost on a whim.

The Pugilist at Rest: Stories

Jorgeson’s unusually beautiful and powerful “cobalt-blue eyes” as well as his beatnik ways both attract and bug Hollywood, who is drilling himself in the Semper Fi attitude, and he resolves this ambivalence by an act of violence whose magnitude affirms both his protectiveness and his toughness. The assertion of manhood is one of life’s main thrills. If all had gone well in the preceding hours, Sergeant Wright would permit us to smoke one cigarette after eachbmeal.

Search The Pugilist at Rest. Second Lieutenant Milton is fairly new to the Marines.