Bolero Man

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In this urban sketch, a crooner steps onto a New York City subway car and sings to his captive listeners about unrequited love, Cuban-style.

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Words: 950
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458159922
About Chantale Reve

Corporate robot by day, lucid dreamer by night, Chantale Rêve lives to express her thoughts on the human condition through erotic short fiction (especially erotic mystery and suspense stories) and poetry. She is inspired by and enjoys the creations of other artists—from novelists and poets, to dancers, musicians, visual artists and chefs.

Chantale is profoundly influenced by certain existentialist schools of thought, including Camus’ and Sartre’s; by the literature of William Shakespeare, Franz Kafka, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Kate Chopin, Ralph Ellison, Jean Toomer, Alice Walker, Anaϊs Nin, Henry Miller, Philip K. Dick, Richard Burton Matheson, James Patterson, John Le Carré, Ian Fleming, among others; the plays of Tennessee Williams; and by the cinematic genius of Hitchcock; of French and Italian New Wave auteurs Truffaut, Varda, Bresson, Antonioni, Bertolucci and Fellini; and—from the African Diaspora—of Melvin Van Peebles, Gordon Parks, Spike Lee, Kasi Lemmons, Julie Dash and Ava DuVernay.

Chantale’s worldview continues to be shaped by her travels and by the images and messages in remarkable independent, modern and postmodern films—both past and present—from around the world.

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Review by: Roberta Beach Jacobson on April 26, 2011 :
A fine read with vivid passages. I tripped over your adjectives adverbs; they seem to clutter your paragraphs. Still, the overall story was enjoyable. Unusual.
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Review by: Ernest Winchester on April 10, 2011 :
I read this when it was first posted and got little out of it. Noting the other reviewers’ praise, I’ve just re-read it and still fail to see anything erotic in it. I guess it’s over my head.
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Review by: Soleil Brando on March 31, 2011 :
Very beautiful!
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Review by: Mark Stewart on March 28, 2011 :
Smoothly written. Using another language was in perfect sync. Great talent.
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Review by: Abhay Adil on March 27, 2011 : (no rating)
Nicely written, quite poetic.
A small tale beautifully crafted.
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