DELUXE EDITION (which only means that the image plates are printed in color).
A medley and fantasy of non-fictional and fictional prose that may make them become a book whose subtitle is "The... More > Most Subtly Characterized Creature in Literature", with literature in italics. On a perhaps unrelated subject, and not explicitly a theme in the book, would all readers know why Shakespeare did not allow publication of his writings in his lifetime? Supposed to be a writer so high in attitude that his literary works did not interest him for profit making: it is probably, though, that he did not wish for others than his own company to reap the financial boons of Shakespeare's dramatic money success. It was ticket sales domination he sought, unlike Count Tolstoy's and James Joyce's wish for artistic dominance. They came years later.< Less
"Marjorie's Intentions": A brief verse drama that is more joyous and less comic than one in reading or performance may want. A veritable tragedy. The author toyed with titling it... More > "Crass Oppression in Québec", but chose this more telling title. "The Triumphant Defeat Final of the Corsican": A wholly self-contained play from the other. The place is Waterloo, the play is brief, and the characters with speaking lines are all women, to rebound against the thoughts of the centuries, and the play is of the examining class. Then a friendly intermission, followed by four brief plays (Jehovah may be God, so he has to be correct, but MacDonald did review Kurosawa's "Fortress"). A total of six, making it a new evening at the theater.< Less
By the author of “We, The Novelist” and “A New Evening at the Theater”. Plays. The humongous example of Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace" was so un-mitigating that even... More > the greatest novelists since, James Joyce in "Ulysses" and Kafka in "The Castle", took to the "idea" novel to outdo what could be, "The Brothers Karamazov". Joyce turned to linguistic tricks fashioned with the dearest craftsmanship and Kafka to irreducible fantasies with éclat. Innocence about art once lost cannot be re-remembered. No irony is directed at the dedicatee of this book. It is just that after sufficient time her not coming forth to meet you (though not the only reason but the primary is that she doesn't exist) makes the mind think that she also cannot love.< Less
Undoing of the understanding of human psychology as has existed so far, in literature or philosophy or the "scriptures" of various "religions," or poor psychoanalysis, Freud's or... More > his as thought-incapable digressors and followers; William James and inheritors, Lacan and fools. Human nature is very limited, whatever “clinical” psychologists claim. This very short treatise about the whole of the human mind is about as long as it takes to expound psychology, i.e., in less than a hundred pages, because of the extreme limits of discursive writing. Tradition has it that even the author disliked reading this book as much as all other readers did. The present writer notes: as of today a flyer in the mailbox mentioned that if the questions, and which one most, What is the meaning of life?, Is God to blame for our suffering?, What happens when you die? interest you, go t'the Jehovah Witness website, jw.org (TradeMarked).< Less