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I am among other things a dealer of 19th century porcelain and some of them Meissen so this book was unusually close to my everyday The Second Cure life Chatwin s passages on the pleasure and insanity of collecting particularly the intense negotiation scene were some of my favorites though I don t know how well they d translate to the collective youBut The book s treatment of Czechoslovakia is fascinating Utz himself is a pleasure of a character the book isight and funny and there s a seuence in homage to Magic Mountain that was a huge pleasure A touch OVER plotted I don t think Chatwin appreciated the joy of the simplicity of his book s first half and some really bad hair similes are the only real issues here I read it in 80 minutes Chatwin had an exceedingly interesting Essential Andhra Cookbook: With Hyderabadi and Telengana Specialities life and this is a good introduction to his talents Chatwin s sentences are as chiseledittle jewels in museum cases He s part of that wonderful tradition of chilly The Sorcerer's Apprentice literary craftsmanship that counts Borges Sebald and Nabokov among its membersUtz is the first of Chatwin s fiction works I ve read and it bears much in common with his travel writing To beike ultra Eagle's Gate lame I would make the comparison between his prose and the Meissen porcelain he writes about but I m not Instead Il say that it is brilliantly deceptively simple He just says things with as straight a face as you can imagine And the effects stay with you for a World War Z. La guerra mondiale degli zombi long time after especially on thatonely train ride home especially on that return to an empty apa I don t know why or when I began to be suspicious of fiction but somewhere along the ine I came to ook on the reading of novels as a guilty pleasure a distraction from the business of serious reading This is an absurd notion of course and it embarrasses me to write it down The undergraduate English major still Who Is Muhammad Ali? lurking somewhere deep within me is really uite shocked But I make no excuse for myself I only admit the factI ve read aot of Bruce Chatwin and enjoyed all of it but I ve so far Don't Worry, Eat Cake: A Coloring Book to Help You Feel a Little Bit Better about Everything limited myself to his ostensibly non fiction works Admittedly theine between fiction and non fiction is a hazy one with Chatwin but I m thinking here of his travelogues ike In Patagonia Curiously then it was a work of non fiction Frederik Sjoberg s The Fly Trap that sparked my interest in Utz as an example of Chatwin the novel writerI simply oved this book I read it in two enraptured sittings and was tempted to start over again from the beginning Chatwin s eccentricities are all there the story includes memorable discursions on Renaissance alchemists the origin of central European porcelain manufactures and the true nature and powers of the Prague golem but they re given fresh shape and breath in the memorable characters of Utz himself his friend Orlik and his housekeeper Marta What s I can t remember Chatwin s prose ever reading better than it does in Utz And while there s a certain pathos to the story it s also very funny as in I actually aughed out oud than once I don t know what to compare it to except maybe a Werner Herzog movie In the end Utz may feel A Secret Kept like a guilty pleasure but only because I suspect it was written with me personally in mind Living Within the LieHow can one best deal with the reality of power particllarly power which is obviously arbitrary and tasteless as well as unjust This is an especially relevant issue during the regime of Trump and his vulgarising influence in world affairs Utz is wonderful comedic farce about how to deal with power at a personal as well as a politicalevel not by confronting it but by treating it with utter disdainThe eponymous Utz is a Czech survivor of two world wars and a subseuent communist regime What sustains him is an aesthetic specifically his appreciation for Meissen porcelain Wars pogroms and revolutions he used to say offer excellent opportunities for the collector He is savvy enough to understand that power is never permanently held and that its machinations need not impede the ife of the true aesthete Tyranny sets up its own echo chamber a void where confused signals buzz about at random where a murmur or innuendo causes panic so in the end the machinery of repression is ikely to vanish not with war or revolution but with a puff or the voice of falling eaves Power is its own worst enemy if we can just eave it alone it dissipatesUtz is no avaricious materialist Collecting is a spiritual endeavour that involves treating individual pieces as if they were icons that promote entry into another world Such appreciation is impossible in a museum or public gallery where the pieces must suffer the de natured existence of an animal in the zoo In any museum the object dies of suffocation and the public gaze whereas private ownership confers on the owner the right and the need to touch His obsession with porcelain is a uest to find the substance of immortality But a collection of such objects is also a constant reminder of one s own mortality These things are the changeless mirror in which we watch ourselves disintegrate Nothing is ageing than a collection of works of art The collection presents both concrete reality and existential hope for the one oppressed by powerEven the pieces act much as the Golem in the Jewish The Ancient Greeks: Ten Ways They Shaped the Modern World legends of Prague to protect if not one s body ateast one s mind from the threats of power which abound in Tricycle (HISTOIRE) life So for Utz this world ofittle figures was the real world And ike the Golem and for that matter Adam himself isn t porcelain created from clay and water These precisely crafted fragments of clay are our inks to the supernatural which permit us to ignore the minor irritations of of clay are our Let Freedom Reign': The Words of Nelson Mandela. Henry Russell links to the supernatural which permit us to ignore the minor irritations of and customs officials no matter how expertly applied So you see said Utz not only was Adam the first human person He was also the first ceramic sculpture Porcelain is a philosophy of primal mankind of freedomNevertheless an aesthetic obsessionike a Golem is prone to get out of hand unless there is a control mechanism Utz In fact has two such controls sex and an annual two weeks abroad The first keeps him grounded the second keeps him sane It s a clever therapy and he recognizes his fortunate Paper Crafts Magazine: Joy of Card Making (Leisure Arts luxury This is auxury which allows him to avoid the main temptation to power that is to say power as a remedy for power s ills He knew that anti Communist rhetoric was as deadly as its Communist counterpart In any case his annual visits abroad served mainly to remind him of the venality and useless worry that were the essential conditions of Path to Sanity: Lessons from Ancient Holy Counselors on How to Have A Sound Mind living in the WestThus Utz s aesthetic allows him toive comfortably and without undue stress within the Undiluted: Rediscovering the Radical Message of Jesus lie not just theie of Czechoslovakian Communism but also the Rudram in Tamil lie that there is anything permanent or permanently obtainable inife Not at all a bad way to deal with the power that envelopes one s existence Set during the ast years of Czechoslovakia before the end of communism this short novel is based around a meeting between the author who descends down into his own novelview spoiler rather as in his travel writing there is an interplay between the potentially "Real And The Probably Fictional "and the probably fictional to there is an uncertain shifting between the two as though the author was seeking to both expose and cover his nakedness at the same time and blurs the difference between fiction and non fiction instead in the end there is neither just Chatwin himself or maybe there isn t hide spoiler About 34 of the way in and I m finding it really easy to read It s sneakily subversive witty elegant in a uiet way and really gets its hooks into you Absorbing slightly absurd egitimately funny and slyly knowing It was pressed on me by a drunken friend who insisted that I check it out It was also among the 5000 books namedropped by Hitchens in a personal essay though and I think he probably knew the author well so that s always a plus So far at KaBOOM!: One Entrepreneur's Quest to Build Community SAVE PLAY! least it s the kind of book that feelsonger than its actual page or plot ength but not in a ugubrious dragging kind of way I m savoring it and am trying to finish it with a suitable mindset hushed receptive and open LikeI don t knowa collector of antiue porcelain might be Sorry if you already know what I m talking about I had to do itIn an effort to really explain what I mean about how great this book is here s some wonderful uotes and scene setting The story opens with the titular character. Utz collects Meissen porcelain with a passion His collection which he has protected and enlarged through both World War II and Czechoslovakia's years of Stalinism numbers than 1000 pieces all crammed into his two room Prague flat Utz is. ,
Utz By Bruce ChatwinAuthor s death from AIDSThe eponymous Utz is Kaspar Utz a man of forgettable face but unforgettable passion for porcelain figurines Utz devoted his ife to collecting his porcelain treasures and ensuring their safety throughout the years and wars He keeps all thousand pieces in his small two room apartment in Prague permitted by the Czechoslovak regime to do so on the grounds that he will beueath the entire collection to the state after his death Although Utz is the main protagonist he is not the narrator the story begins with his funeral and is narrated by a man who spent a Who on God's Earth do you 'think' you are?: A true story about TRANSCENDING the ILLUSION of SEPARATION little than 9 hours with Utz when he was alive and collected the rest from his few friendsThe narrator first came to Prague to research a book about the psychology of collectors which drew him to Utz a Jewish man possibly descended from some minor Saxon nobility and his passion for collecting porcelain His devotion to Meissen porcelains is without parallel during the war he gave away all his other earthly belongings to secure a Czechoslovak passport and residence in Prague The narrator meets with Utz who talks with him about porcelain alchemy and golems much of the book is satire on the absurdity of totalitarian regimes of the 20th century one of which Utz had toive in This is best seen in the opening scene of the book which by the nature of being a funeral should have been sad but because the funeral takes place in 1974 in Czechoslovakia it s darkly humorous A man asks the narrator if he can play the organ and upon hearing a negation he admits that he can t either and resignedly goes to do exactly that A cleaning woman refuses to move for the coffin bearers and they have to go around her and they have to hurry as the state has ruled that all Christian rituals have to be done by 830 AM There are many such examples in the book but I l eave the fun of discovering to prospective readers Although Utz could have used multiple opportunities to defect to the West he was always dragged back to Prague not by the government but by his precious porcelain which he couldn t Mesagerul leave behind He always came back to the city and this is where he eventually died which is where the book opens and the narrator reaches full circleearning about Utz from his friends and acuaintances he is able to present a complete vision of Utz as a person But can a person such as Utz ever truly be scrutinized and understoodLike Utz s figurines the book itself is a miniature it reads uickly but but is packed with a multitude of references and observations from the nature of humankind to specific political and social affairs of the era I think it could be adapted excellently for stage and for film I m surprised that no one has thought of it yet given the success of Judy Blume: Fearless Storyteller for Teens last years s Grand Budapest Hotel If you enjoyed that film there is a chance that you will also enjoy Utz and even if you didn t there isittle risk in dusting off this forgotten book and discovering the ife of a ittle known Saxon baron who once held the What Am I Doing with My Life?: And other late night internet searches answered by the great philosophers largest porcelain collection in the whole of Bohemia Don t get fooled by the shortness of the booklet the story is uite rich We meet this self centered mr Utz on the day of his funeral through the memories of an acuaintance of his Mr Utz has been a spoiled child and an eccentric adult a bourgeoisie in a communist country He s a collector and an addicted to porcelain But the is also delusional I get the sophistication of the story but I don t get the story I ve been indifferent to Utz s struggling and suffering Published in 1988 Utz was Chatwin s fifth novel coming after In Patagonia1977 The Viceroy of Ouidah1980 On The Black Hill1982 and The Songlines1987 It was written and published whilst Chatwin was ill and dying from AIDS It made the Bookerist Like the previous novels it contains elements of being almost but not uite a travelogue and an examination of aspects of anthropology and sociology but Utz is most definetly a novelI have problems with these mythopyschoortho meta para geographers Their own arguments seem to suggest and build on the idea that if a story is worth telling then it is worth enhancing More than that some even suggest that it is better than walking Personally I would counter that this is what one naturally does when walking anyway and that the myth alone is commonly better than the spurious enhancements made by these performance artistes so what is their great fuss about For these solipsistic charlatans what is true and what is made up seem to coalesce into some frenzied mind trip of cross connections with a Jimmy: The Terrorist limited set of poetic concatenation allegedly offering a greater and deeper meaning ateast in the mind of the mythographers For that reason I find it hard to accept even the beautifully written works of WG Sebald the ephemerata of Claudio Magris How to Live the James Bond Lifestyle: The Complete Seminar let alone the facile un readable ness of the faintly risible Cecile Oak Phil Smith Dr Professor who cares Chatwin comes into this group far far closer to Sebald than the others Utz is a skinny book Not much than a short story Set in Prague it concerns the obsession with Meissen porcelain that grips Utz our eponymous hero and how his collection drives and directs hisife It is full of the ploys of all mythogeographers overloading "us the readers with obscure factettes More scary stories for sleep-overs little knownocations procedures and "the readers with obscure factettes ittle known ocations procedures and that may or may not be real and that of course this is their cue for them to pipe up Who are you to say what is real and what is not At east Chatwin had the good grace to call it a novel rather than a DEEP work of social anthropology Utz too is full of this ephemerata Do we care Well maybe its just me I actually do care enough to google some of the bollix set down as substantive fact uite often there are elements of Truth Commonly Misconstrued Or commonly misconstrued or in a way to suggest an alternative Who IS or WAS the Emperor Rudolf What IS a tazza This is the stuff that makes Google money and sets the wheels of the search engines in frenzied motion More coal in the furnace Mr Google We need steam here My friend he said you know many things But you have many things to know Chatwin oves his mittel Europe history He also knew a shitload about art from his years as an art whore with Sothebys So he knows his subject But as the tale proceeds and the coal wagon empties you just get tired of following all the references Borges it is not Despite all the charm that Chatwin has in my honest opinion it is NOT great prose Borges it is not I say again And once you take away all the ephemerata what you are Dont You Dare Give Up left with is the bones of an interesting but consomme thin tale on the mania of collection something that Chatwin had observed well from Sotheby s some politically naive statements on the Prague Spring and the USSR and the outline of a book on mannerism and behaviours that were rapidly disappearing Stating this I begin to feelike the child in The Emperor s New Clothes It begins after a while to resemble a book of motettes and anecdotes ike the report of a ong bibulous unch of some affable upper class well educated friends interesting and at the same time both tiresome and tedious How can one INVENT porcelain should that be RE INVENT at east One can rediscover the method of manufacture of porcelain but it s not something you invent ferfuxache And Porcelain as the Body of Christ Jesus wept It is worth reading the wiki on the history of porcelainI was reminded of a piece from Nic Roeg s excellent film Performance when the ageing rock star Turner attempts to trip up the gangster character of James Fox who is trying to hide out with Turner Fox s character says he is a juggler and Turner regales him with past medieval jongleurs and magicians throughout Europe This book feels just ike that sceneSo Utz is in the end pretty scanty and skimmily thin But it stands as an excellent piece of Chatwinian camp ephemerata It has an immediacy that is interesting but soon fails with time and excessive consumption The big reveal is the disappearance of the collection on Utz s death and the emergence of the marriage of Utz to his servant Has the collection been smashed or somehow whisked away As an afterthought and observation that ife and truth are commonly stranger than fiction in 2001 Sotheby s tracked down and sold the missing porcelain collection of an obsessive Czech collector. By him as much of a prisoner of the collection as of the Communist stateA fascinating enigmatic man Kaspar Utz is one of Bruce Chatwin's finest creations And his story as delicately cast as one of Utz's porcelain figures is unforgettab.

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S funeral The bearers employees of a rubber factory who worked night shift and doubled for the undertaker by day had shouldered the coffin and were advancing up the main aisle to music that reminded Orlik of the tramp of soldiers on parade Halfway to the altar the procession met the cleaning woman who with soap water and a scrubbing brush was scrubbing at the blazon of the Rozemberk family inlaid into the floor in many coloured marbles The eading bearer asked the woman most politely to allow the coffin to pass She scowled and went on scrubbing The bearers had no alternative but to take a eft turn between two pews a right turn up the side aisle and another right to pass the pulpit Eventually they arrived before the altar where a youngish priest his surplice stained with sacramental wine was anxiously biting his fingernails They set down the coffin with a show of reverence Then attracted by the smell of hot bread from a bakery along the street they strolled off to get breakfast eaving Orlik and the faithful Marta as the only mourners The priest mumbled the service at the speed of a patter number and from time to time Longevity, Senescence, and the Genome lifted his eyes towards a fresco of the Heavenly Heights After commending the dead man s soul they had to wait ateast ten minutes before the bearers condescended to return at 826 So the nondescript enigmatic mister Utz is a somewhat obsessed collector of antiue porcelain which is to say he suffers from Porzellankrankheit and is a sort of a Bartleby the Scrivener in Communist Prague and we and the narrator visit him and earn a bit about his whys and wherefores such as they are and they are indeed as we slowly discover and come to understand though Utz remains essentially ungraspable throughout including his iving situation The room to my surprise was decorated in the modern style almost devoid of furniture apart from a daybed a glass topped table and a pair of Barcelona chairs upholstered in dark green First You Fall: A Kevin Connor Mystery leather Utz had rescued these in Moravia from a house built by Mies van der Rohe It was a narrow room made narrower by the double bank of plate glass shelves all of them crammed with porcelain that reached from floor to ceiling The shleves were backed with mirror so that you had the illusion of entering an enfilade of glittering chambers a dream palace multiplied to infinity through which human forms flittedike insubstantial shadows The carpet was grey You had to watch your step for fear of tripping over one of the white porcelain sculptures a pelican a turkey cock a bear a ynx and a rhino modelled either by Kaendler or Eberlein for the Japanese Palace in Dresden All five were scarred with fissures caused by faults in the firing Utz had chosen each item to reflect the moods and facets of the Porcelain Century the wit the charm the gallantry the ove of the exotic the heartlessness and ight hearted gaiety before they were swept away by revolution and the tramp of armies And then you get this No He was not a spy As he explained to me in the course of our afternoon stroll Czechoslovakia was a pleasant place to ive providing one had the possibility of Notes from a Young Black Chef leaving At the same time he admitted with a self deprecating smile that his severe case of Porzellankheit prevented him fromeaving for good The collection held him prisoner And of course it has ruined my Foursome: Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe, Paul Strand, Rebecca Salsbury life Ah sure and our obsessions do begin to wall us in aittle bit indeed butas we read the porcelain begins to take on a different meaning Are you trying to tell me that Shadrach Meshach and Abendigo were cermaic figures They could have been he answered They certainly survived the fire I see I said So you do think the porcelains are alive I do and I do not he sniggered Porcelains die in the fire and then they come alive again The kiln you must understand is Hell The temperature for firing porcelain is 1450 degrees centigrade Yes I said Utz s flights of fancy made me feel uite dizzy He appeared to be saying that the earliest European porcelain Bottiger s red ware and white ware corresponded to the red and white tinctures of the alchemists To a superstitious old roue ike Augustus the manufacture of porcelain was an approach to the Philosopher s Stone If THIS WERE SO IF TO THE were so if to the century imagination porcelain was not just another exotic but a magical and talismanic substance the substance of ongevity of potency of invulnerability then it was easier to understand why the King would stuff a palace with forty thousand pieces Or guard the arcanum City of Girls like a secret weapon Or swap the six hundred giants Porcelain Utz concluded was the antidote to decay The illusion was of course shattered by Frederick the Great who simplyoaded the contents of the Meissen factory onto ox carts and sent it as booty to Berlin But Frederik Utz fluttered his eyelids and with all that musical talentwas really an absolute philistine Going a The Book of Dreams little further here pointing out the individually realized Grecian Urns of Utz s massive world spanning collection I have said that Utz s face was waxy in texture but now in the candlelight its texture seemedike melted wax I Financially Forward: How to Hack Your Wallet in the Digital Age looked at the ageless complexion of the Dresdenadies Things I reflected are tougher than people Things are the changeless mirror in which we watch ourselves disintegrate Nothing is age ing than a collection of works of art One by one he What Are You Doing, Benny? lifted the characters of the Commedia from the shelves and placed them in the pool ofight where they appeared to skate over the glass of the table pioting on their bases of gilded foam as if they would forever go on Who's Next? Guess Who! laughing whirling improvising Scaramouche would strum on his guitar Brighella wouldiberate people s purses The Captain would swagger childishly Dulces mentiras, amargas verdades like all army officers The Doctor would kill his patient in order to rid him of his disease The coils of spaghetti would be eternally poised above Pulchinella s nostrils Pantaloon would gloat over his money bags The Innamorataike all transvestites everywhere would be mobbed on his way to the theatre Columbine would be endlessly in The Backwash of War: The Human Wreckage of the Battlefield as Witnessed by an American Hospital Nurse love with Harleuin absolutely mad to trust him And Harleuin The Harleuinthe arch improviser the zany trickster master of the volte facewould forever strut in his variegated plumage grin through his orange mask tiptoe into bedrooms sell nappies for the children of the Grand Eunuch dance in the teeth of catastropheMr Chameleon himself And as I recalled as Utz pivoted the figure in the candlelight that I had misjudged him that he too was dancing that for him this world ofittle figures was the real world And that compared to them the Gestapo the Secret Police and other hooligans were creatures of tinsel And the events of this sombre century the bombardments blitzkriegs putsches purges were so far as he was concernedm so many noises off And now he said we shall go We shall go for a walk If hope if you re reading this you ve gotten an idea of what a wonderfully wry subtle knowing and beautiful book this is and I sincerely hope you read it Do it for the collectors I mean come on if you re on this site you probably fit the bill do it for the porcelain do it for Utz Very entertaining easy read novel about a seemingly unworldly collector of Meissen porcelain the fanatic Utz The Twenty-Five Deeds of Hanson Drake living in Prague under communism But don t be misled this is a portrait of the cultural desert in the former East european bloc and an introduction into the alchemistic search thateads to the development of European porcelain and a subtle psychological portrait of people in search for Before the Oath: How George W. Bush and Barack Obama Managed a Transfer of Power love and immortality and the story of a na f author presumably Chatwin who tries to solve the mistery of theoss of the Utz collection In a way it seems Utz is the prototype of Eco s Name of the Rose Certainly a success 25 stars I ve never read anything by Bruce Chatwin before but judging from his biography he was an interesting fellow Born in 1940 he was employed by Sotheby s to work at their art department and "uickly became their expert on antiue and impressionist pieces known for his "became their expert on antiue and impressionist pieces known for his to discern forgeries he eventually became the director He was Glorious Victory: Andrew Jackson and the Battle of New Orleans later hired by The Sunday Times and published articles for the magazine while traveling across the world and visiting its remote corners he published a travel book In Patagonia and several novels Utz is theast of them published in 1988 one year before the. Allowed to eave the country each year and although he has considered defection he always returns He cannot take his precious collection with him but he cannot eave it either And so Utz is as much owned by his porcelain as it is owned.
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