Collected Stories - The Night of the Curlews Summary & Analysis

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The Night of the Curlews Summary

Several adults and a child fumble about in confusion, trying to escape a nightclub where sudden darkness has descended against the fading sounds of a Wurlitzer jukebox. As three people, referred to only as "we" by the author, rise from their table and attempt to leave, they bump into others in the hallway also trying to exit. To make way for the others, the three step aside from the doorway. However, then a disembodied voice intones: "We can't get out of here. The curlews have pecked out our eyes." The verbal exchange (one hesitates to call it dialogue) continues between formless people in the dark, in a non-sequitor fashion reminiscent of absurdist playwrights such as Ianesco or Beckett. The characters bump against walls, into each other, and into the futility of their situation as they...

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