Chrysalis (Volume I)
Paperback, 119 Pages
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An exciting new journal, inspired by Lewis Carroll, that features an eclectic mix of stories, poems, pictures, plays, travel narratives, novel excerpts, and analyses of chess games from writers all over the world. This collection is presented in a beautifully bound book with color covers and black and white images within.
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Feb 13, 2009"Wide-ranging creativity" I've just finished reading this Volume I of Chrysalis journal in its entirety. It's filled with a wide variety of creative efforts: short stories, poetry, travelogues (both geographic & psychedelic), photos, sketches, and even a couple of chess games. The offerings cover a spectrum of genres, styles, & tones, so readers should find something within these 100+ pages to strike their fancy. Some of the writing tends toward the off-beat & experimental, but three stories I'd like to mention specifically are more traditional: "Fruudy's Song" is a moving story of an older couple dealing with a troubled pregnancy; "Love" is a look inside the mind of a man taking romantic obsession to bizarre limits; and "The Notebooks of Benjamin Canard" is a tale of a young man finding his way in high school & college, through drugs & other experimentation, aimless wandering, & radical new ways of thinking. Each of... More > these offerings I find of professional quality, & would be worthy of inclusion in mainstream literary journals. Readers who themselves do creative work should be particularly interested in Chrysalis, both as a source of new ideas & inspiration, & because the editor is now seeking submissions for future volumes to be published "at whim."< Less
Feb 8, 2009"Chrysalis" It's refreshing to see a bunch of talented people get together and have fun as the writers and artists in Chrysalis seem to be doing. They want to share something, among themselves and with the rest of us. And while some of the pieces are a little too self-referential (as if you had been taken to a dinner of friends who know each other very well but whom you don't know), a lot of others are universal and can be enjoyed on their own. There's everything in there, from poetry (especially good are the Heidegger Poems), to short stories, to Science Fiction, to travel and spiritual writings-- to chess. Certainly something for everyone, and it is to be celebrated that Lulu allows us to have a glimpse into other worlds without us having to wait for publishing groups to notice them.
Apr 10, 2008"The Chrysalis" A truly metamorphic experience! This is a wonderful book with creativity and inspiration on every page. The book itself is an enigma to behold at first, not quite realizing what you will find inside its seemingly simple pages. The Chrysalis is not only a collection of fantastic and wonderful works of art, both written and drawn, but it is a great adventure to those who seek a great and mystical world tucked neatly in the pages of this book!
Feb 2, 2008"Journey Chrysalis" This one volume is the propriety recommendation even in everyone of the Japanese reader. The cover and 'chrysalis (ƒTƒiƒM of the butterfly)' being color vivid, the topic which image delicacy, and as the living thing which has versatile characteristic from something that way, the variety overflows here is fully loaded. For example 'love' taking one in material, it is stimulated interest in method of staring the love where differs every author completely and method of drawing. The stimulus which is received from 2 works of especially or less is tremendous. First the 1 work 'fruddy about the married couple of 40 generations which s song', long-awaited end giving the child which is applied (the fetus)receive the report of inherent abnormality and agonize. My self-confidence, it was stimulated the instinct of the woman and "that the emptiness which which it is hard to accept" it was made to catch "the joy without of being able to hold down"... More > simultaneously. Already 'Love' of 1 work, how! To the woman who in stream is happened to see with road surface to fall instantaneously to love, unintentionally ç€ about the man who is. Sarcasm development is strange with the shadow, and others it is but, to tell the truth even one work which makes the shape of love of actuality plain you can say, is. Just "hit-and-run accident (!) "Mark story. It made awake concerning the meaning of the love where both is strong, is in me.< Less
Aug 11, 2005"Chrysalis" This magazine is an eccentric collection of stories, plays, poems, essays, epistles and other strange genres. Particularly interesting are William Moeck's subtle Heidegger poems, especially "020711," where Moeck suggests that the thought of the modern thinker now takes the place of myths that were fashioned by the collective or "the people,/ a folk." Other pieces that are particularly striking are Jonathan Seewald's closet drama "Insomnia's Children," the parody of scholarly editions of poems "Ode to Albert Rolls (abridged)," which appears with some of the most hilarious footnotes that have ever been printed, and the quirky story "Love" by Carmen Moura.
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- Standard Copyright License
- July 11, 2004
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.9 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 8.5 wide x 11 tall
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