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City of Gustave By William Rubel
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In the surreal & underground tradition of Dostoevsky, Kafka, Beckett, and Djuna Barnes, CITY OF GUSTAVE was written by a twenty one year old English major at Columbia University.
To Create A Little Flower Is The Labour Of Ages, Or, The Aphorist, The Nihilist & The Word Anarchist Of The City Of Gustave By William Rubel
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Brief, absurdist, elliptical, exaggerated – interspersed with fragments of the world’s greatest sonnets – Gustave revisits, fictively and fantastically, Europe before modernism, the... More > theory of relativity, and the World Wars. Gustave M. a tragic artist-philosopher in the tradition of Hegel and Blake, has shut himself away in his flat, devastated by the infidelity and suicide of his fiancée, Princess Rachel Blanbekin IX, a highstrung heiress blackmailed by Gustave’s friend, the medical student, Lars. After twenty years, Rachel’s daughter Sophia (released from a nunnery into ownership of her estate, Toursenreve) has commissioned Lars to steal from Gustave the aphorisms that, rumor has it, he has written in the mother-of-pearl diary that belonged to her as a little girl. The theft of the diary rouses Gustave into a burlesque world of anarchy, crime, and nihilism that (paper-thin) is all too transparent to the transcendent.< Less
Mirth on Earth (a musical comedy) By William Rubel
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Mirth on Earth is a two-act musical comedy by Seattle playwright William Rubel. A disrobed monk, a hedonistic artist, and a part-time model with a dead-end job converge in an outrageous outburst of... More > insight and melody. Sylvan is a young monk who, after discussing his doubts with his teacher, Father Gregor, decides to disrobe and visit his older brother, Peregrine (Perry), a hedonistic painter who lives in a cabin in the woods. When Perry's younger brother shows up out of the blue, he invites Aveline, the model-friend who poses for him, for a bottle of wine. Together, they pour the purple grape and sip it void, plumbing the depths of religion, art, romance, and the human heart.< Less
Adventures of Peyo and Lily By William Rubel
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Frolic is a rat of Zham who has trouble keeping his feet on the ground. When his wife Allis, a Yhampa from across the O-Po-Po Ice Ranges, gives birth to pinks, Frolic insists the family sleep... More > outdoors, so that his young ones, Peyo and Lily, will remember the teaching of the Old Myth: that rats are stars spelled backwards. Soon enough, Frolic’s stargazing leads to a dubious discovery: a rat-shaped constellation! Guided by an obliging Peregrine falcon, Frolic sets off for the constellation, has a bit of a fall, and comes home believing he is made of light. Now it is up to Allis to take him in search of the mysterious wood-rat, the Ra-Tul who lives deep in the forest under the ancient Figus Bean Tree. While their parents set off on their quest, Peyo and Lily go on some adventures of their own, guided by the crafty raccoon Madrona Moon-Bangle, the Night Bandit. In the end, it is up to Frolic's loving family to lead him back to the center of the spiral, at the heart of their spiral village.< Less
To Create A Little Flower Is The Labour Of Ages, Or, The Aphorist, The Nihilist & The Word Anarchist Of The City Of Gustave By William Rubel
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Brief, absurdist, elliptical, exaggerated – interspersed with fragments of the world’s greatest sonnets – Gustave revisits, fictively and fantastically, Europe before modernism, the... More > theory of relativity, and the World Wars. Gustave M. a tragic artist-philosopher in the tradition of Hegel and Blake, has shut himself away in his flat, devastated by the infidelity and suicide of his fiancée, Princess Rachel Blanbekin IX, a highstrung heiress blackmailed by Gustave’s friend, the medical student, Lars. After twenty years, Rachel’s daughter Sophia (released from a nunnery into ownership of her estate, Toursenreve) has commissioned Lars to steal from Gustave the aphorisms that, rumor has it, he has written in the mother-of-pearl diary that belonged to her as a little girl. The theft of the diary rouses Gustave into a burlesque world of anarchy, crime, and nihilism that (paper-thin) is all too transparent to the transcendent.< Less
City of Gustave By William Rubel
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In the surreal & underground tradition of Dostoevsky, Kafka, Beckett, and Djuna Barnes, CITY OF GUSTAVE was written by a twenty one year old English major at Columbia University.
Adventures of Peyo and Lily By William Rubel
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Frolic is a rat of Zham who has trouble keeping his feet on the ground. When his wife Allis, a Yhampa from across the O-Po-Po Ice Ranges, gives birth to pinks, Frolic insists the family sleep... More > outdoors, so that his young ones, Peyo and Lily, will remember the teaching of the Old Myth: that rats are stars spelled backwards. Soon enough, Frolic’s stargazing leads to a dubious discovery: a rat-shaped constellation! Guided by an obliging Peregrine falcon, Frolic sets off for the constellation, has a bit of a fall, and comes home believing he is made of light. Now it is up to Allis to take him in search of the mysterious wood-rat, the Ra-Tul who lives deep in the forest under the ancient Figus Bean Tree. While their parents set off on their quest, Peyo and Lily go on some adventures of their own, guided by the crafty raccoon Madrona Moon-Bangle, the Night Bandit. In the end, it is up to Frolic's loving family to lead him back to the center of the spiral, at the heart of their spiral village.< Less
City of Exiles By William Rubel
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Brief, absurdist, elliptical, exaggerated – interspersed with fragments of the world’s greatest sonnets – City of Gustav revisits, fictively and fantastically, Europe before... More > modernism, the theory of relativity, and the World Wars. Gustave M. the aphorist, a tragic artist-philosopher in the tradition of Hegel and Blake, has shut himself away in his flat, devastated by the infidelity and suicide of his fiancée, Princess Rachel Blanbekin IX, a highstrung heiress blackmailed by Gustave’s friend, the medical student, Lars. After twenty years, Rachel’s daughter Sophia (released from a nunnery into ownership of her estate, Toursenreve) has commissioned Lars to steal from Gustave the aphorisms that, rumor has it, he has written in the mother-of-pearl diary that belonged to her as a little girl. The theft of the diary rouses Gustave into a burlesque world of anarchy, crime, and nihilism that (paper-thin) is all too transparent to the transcendent.< Less
Mirth on Earth (a musical comedy) By William Rubel
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Mirth on Earth is a two-act musical comedy by Seattle playwright William Rubel. A disrobed monk, a hedonistic artist, and a part-time model with a dead-end job converge in an outrageous outburst of... More > insight and melody. Sylvan is a young monk who, after discussing his doubts with his teacher, Father Gregor, decides to disrobe and visit his older brother, Peregrine (Perry), a hedonistic painter who lives in a cabin in the woods. When Perry's younger brother shows up out of the blue, he invites Aveline, the model-friend who poses for him, for a bottle of wine. Together, they pour the purple grape and sip it void, plumbing the depths of religion, art, romance, and the human heart.< Less
City of Gustav By William Rubel
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Brief, absurdist, elliptical, exaggerated – interspersed with fragments of the world’s greatest sonnets – City of Gustav revisits, fictively and fantastically, Europe before... More > modernism, the theory of relativity, and the World Wars. Gustave M. the aphorist, a tragic artist-philosopher in the tradition of Hegel and Blake, has shut himself away in his flat, devastated by the infidelity and suicide of his fiancée, Princess Rachel Blanbekin IX, a highstrung heiress blackmailed by Gustave’s friend, the medical student, Lars. After twenty years, Rachel’s daughter Sophia (released from a nunnery into ownership of her estate, Toursenreve) has commissioned Lars to steal from Gustave the aphorisms that, rumor has it, he has written in the mother-of-pearl diary that belonged to her as a little girl. The theft of the diary rouses Gustave into a burlesque world of anarchy, crime, and nihilism that (paper-thin) is all too transparent to the transcendent.< Less

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