Coming Through Slaughter - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

Chapter opens with John Joseph being interviewed about Buddy losing his mind and dying in the "bug house," before shifting to Buddy meditating on riding a bus with his career on fire, feeling like a parcel, famous as a fucker, barber, and cornet player - labels all. He arrives in New Orleans penniless in April 1907, and walks to his old home. Cornish answers. He has been living with Nora for two months. Buddy does not care. Cornish is uncomfortable as Buddy silently studies the ceiling until Nora returns. They have a long conversation before Buddy fondles and kisses Nora all over and then re-dresses her, so as not to destroy friendship. Buddy sees the world through Cornish's eyes. Everyone says that he has changed and do not like it. He does not analyze Cornish's part as when editing The Cricket. Buddy reviews four...

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