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Every Which What Way By Paul Hodgson
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Essays on day-to-day news items as they arise. Reminiscence and commentary
Snowflake By Faysal Mikdadi
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These two stories were written during two visits, one to Neuchatel, Switzerland and the other to Florence, Italy. In both stories, Mikdadi tries to make sense of events around him and to create some... More > order out of perceived chaos. He does so with gentle satire and the occasional fury. Snowflake has received considerable critical praise for its dream like quality and for its gentle and zany humour. The narrator arrives at his stepmother's home in Neuchatel and, through a stream of consciousness narration, he alternates between the present and his unhappy past and his failed marriage. He links his current observations with his sad experiences and desperately tries to make some sense of his seemingly empty life and his Diaspora existence.< Less
Acid, Cats, and A Friend in Texas By Jeff Farrell
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A brilliant first novel by Jeff Farrell, grandson of literary juggernaut James T. Farrell. In the spirit of Celine, with the prose of Tolstoy and the anguish of Solzhenitsyn, comes a contemporary... More > tale like no other. Reality, really bites, so to speak. Meet the gentle, but developmentally disabled maintenance worker who had spent the formative years of his life being beaten by his resentful, racist mother. Meet the prostitute who falls in love, despite the irony of the concept. Meet the two brothers who run a local rendering plant and are just pure evil. And meet two twenty-something couples living together in an apartment, struggling with drugs, loss and each-other. Then hold on as everything crashes together, then crumbles in the end to all start the cycle over again.< Less
Acid, Cats, and A Friend in Texas By Jeff Farrell
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A brilliant first novel by Jeff Farrell, grandson of literary juggernaut James T. Farrell. In the spirit of Celine, with the prose of Tolstoy and the anguish of Solzhenitsyn, comes a contemporary... More > tale like no other. Reality, really bites, so to speak. Meet the gentle, but developmentally disabled maintenance worker who had spent the formative years of his life being beaten by his resentful, racist mother. Meet the prostitute who falls in love, despite the irony of the concept. Meet the two brothers who run a local rendering plant and are just pure evil. And meet two twenty-something couples living together in an apartment, struggling with drugs, loss and each-other. Then hold on as everything crashes together, then crumbles in the end to all start the cycle over again.< Less
Confessions of a Hopeless Romantic By Charles Banks Jr.
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"Classic poetic forms combined with the modern confessional of free verse, these poems inhabit succinctly woven rhymes, verses and stanzas while professing the profoundest faith in romantic... More > love--entanglement, desire, erotic sharing and compulsion. This is a "hopeless confession" filled with the irony of hope in love. Soft, gentle, fearless and shameless admonitions of losing oneself in the other are no threat. The delusion and sacrifice towards the profession of love remain an insignificant pleasure. The confessions here return to Neruda's erotic--loss of self parallels and postulates entirety. Love resonates as the opposite of self gratification and self preservation. There are no boundaries. A poet speaks in tandem with the ancient scribes of Egyptian Love Poems--sharing an exotic papyrus of altruistic love." *As written by Poet Sonia Di Placido.< Less
Herbert West: Reanimator By H.P. Lovecraft
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Excerpt: The situation was almost past management, and deaths ensued too frequently for the local undertakers fully to handle. Burials without embalming were made in rapid succession, and even the... More > Christchurch Cemetery receiving tomb was crammed with coffins of the unembalmed dead. This circumstance was not without effect on West, who thought often of the irony of the situation--so many fresh specimens, yet none for his persecuted researches! We were frightfully overworked, and the terrific mental and nervous strain made my friend brood morbidly. But West's gentle enemies were no less harassed with prostrating duties. College had all but closed, and every doctor of the medical faculty was helping to fight the typhoid plague. Dr. Halsey in particular had distinguished himself in sacrificing service, applying his extreme skill with whole-hearted energy to cases which many others shunned because of danger or...< Less