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Lineland, Mortality and Mercy on the Internet's Pynchon-L@Waste Org Discussion List By Jules Siegel
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Imagine Stuart Gilbert, Gertrude Stein, Hugh Kenner, Edmund Wilson, and a host of lesser lights chatting about the Aeolus chapter of Joyce's Ulysses on the Internet. Siegel attended Cornell with... More > Thomas Pynchon; before he moved to Mexico in the early '70s, he was a successful freelance writer, authoring four books and many magazine articles; most relevantly, a 1977 Playboy article titled "Who Is Thomas Pynchon . . . and Why Did He Take Off with My Wife?" [included in full] Siegel outlines his own history and the Internet's history (for unconnected readers), then explains his discovery that, on the Net, "I am a sub-set of the Thomas Pynchon industry," and gathers dozens of conversations and controversies within that "industry" in which he--and, ultimately, the Siegel ex-wife with whom Pynchon "took off"--participated. So Lineland at once adds facts and commentary to the sparse information about the reclusive Pynchon and demonstrates "virtual community" in action. --Mary Carroll, Booklist< Less
Cancun on Foot By Anita Brown
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Anita Brown, co-author of the Cancun User’s Guide, has been getting around Cancun by foot on her daily chores since moving here in 1983. After years of walking the byways of Cancun, Anita... More > started photographing the kaleidoscope of daily life. For so many years, the undeniably beautiful beach and tourist scenes have been all the world knows about Cancun. Anita thinks the realities of the ‘orgullosamente cancunenses’ — proud citizens of Cancun — are also worth seeing.< Less
Cancun User's Guide By Jules Siegel
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The Cancun User's Guide contains 204 densely packed pages of independent, honest advice, recommendations and cultural information about Cancun and Mexico by an American family living here since 1981.... More > Written in a clear, popular style, and illustrated with photographs, drawings and maps, it will help you save money and have more fun when visiting Cancun. It's also funny and heartwarming, written by celebrated author Jules Siegel, whose works have appeared in Playboy, Rolling Stone, Best American Short Stories and many other publications. The Cancun User's Guide is the only independent locally-produced guide!< Less
Cancun User's Guide By Jules Siegel
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The Cancun User's Guide contains 204 densely packed pages of independent, honest advice, recommendations and cultural information about Cancun and Mexico by an American family living here since 1981.... More > Written in a clear, popular style, and illustrated with photographs, drawings and maps, it will help you save money and have more fun when visiting Cancun. It's also funny and heartwarming, written by celebrated author Jules Siegel, whose works have appeared in Playboy, Rolling Stone, Best American Short Stories and many other publications. The Cancun User's Guide is the only independent locally-produced guide!< Less
Forbidden Dreams paperback color By Jules Siegel, Jules Siegel
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A proposal for an illustrated erotic novel
Mad Laughter [Full Color] By Jules Siegel
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If you like great writing about sex, drugs and rock and roll by a hard-hitting journalist who covered everything from the Beach Boys to the vice squad, you will love Mad Laughter, Fragments of a Life... More > in Progress. Mad Laughter contains all of my autobiographical material. Please try not to retch. This is very commercial stuff, some of which appeared in Playboy, New American Review and other magazines to generally outrageous praise. More than half the text has never appeared in print -- often because it was too hot to publish. Mad Laughter is really my personal history of the 20th Century. Illustrated with exquisite photographs, some of them nude, and selections from my calligraphic journals, the book careens through the rotting landscape of American life, as I became the kind of person my parents would have called a degenerate, but in whispers. Isn't that what people want to read about? After everything that has happened, what else is left but mad laughter, anyway?< Less
Memoir By Jules Siegel
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The private erotic diary of a mysterious artist, his beautiful wife, and her tempting sister, in a steamy tropical fishing village where there are no roads, no electricity, and no escape from each... More > other or their memories. Written in my own calligraphic hand, with many sketches and other illustrations, Memoir dissolves through reality, dreams, fantasies and visions of tender explicit sex and unrequited love. Unlike many "literary" novels, however, Memoir is a pleasure to read, as the text and the visual presentation combine to tell the story in vivid detail. Originally published in 1975 an edition of 350 copies, this book established me as a book artist. It was exhibited at Franklin Furnace along with my other literary art works, and is now in the Artists Books Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.< Less
Forbidden Dreams [eBook] By Jules Siegel
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A proposal for an illustrated erotic novel, Forbidden Dreams integrates all my short fiction into a single work covering the life of Franklin Cornish, the name which all male protagonists of stories... More > such as "Déjà Vu" (who are really the same person anyway) now bear. As my fans might remember, Franklin is a commercial artist who wants to be a writer. Forbidden Dreams is basically a high class hot novel using the classic spy adventure genre, but with almost no violence. It is written in a clear, easily accessible style and has a very strong conventional plot. I have been working on this book for more than 25 years. If Vermeer could have been a Jewish writer in the middle of the Sexual Revolution, this is how I imagine him depicting his life. Since he's been dead a long time, I'm sure he won't mind this.< Less
Lineland, Mortality and Mercy on the Internet's Pynchon-L@Waste Org Discussion List By Jules Siegel
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Imagine Stuart Gilbert, Gertrude Stein, Hugh Kenner, Edmund Wilson, and a host of lesser lights chatting about the Aeolus chapter of Joyce's Ulysses on the Internet. Siegel attended Cornell with... More > Thomas Pynchon; before he moved to Mexico in the early '70s, he was a successful freelance writer, authoring four books and many magazine articles; most relevantly, a 1977 Playboy article titled "Who Is Thomas Pynchon . . . and Why Did He Take Off with My Wife?" [included in full] Siegel outlines his own history and the Internet's history (for unconnected readers), then explains his discovery that, on the Net, "I am a sub-set of the Thomas Pynchon industry," and gathers dozens of conversations and controversies within that "industry" in which he--and, ultimately, the Siegel ex-wife with whom Pynchon "took off"--participated. So Lineland at once adds facts and commentary to the sparse information about the reclusive Pynchon and demonstrates "virtual community" in action. --Mary Carroll, Booklist< Less
The Human Robot, Understanding the Emotional Effects of Industrialism By Jules Siegel
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In 1973, Dr. James Clark Moloney, an elderly psychiatrist who was my neighbor at La Giralda apartments in Guadalajara, introduced me to the concepts of the human robot. Human robots are people who... More > have become machines, as a result of their conditioning from infancy on. Most of the horrors of our time can be traced to their roots in the ways in which we abuse our children.Denying the breast leads to oral fixations such as alcoholism, smoking and overeating. Abusive toilet training is reflected in constipation, compulsive neatness, miserliness. Keeping children in cribs and nurseries increases anxiety. These distortions increase consumption as well as submissiveness to authority. Forgiving your parents is a crucial step in giving up neurotic patterns. This becomes easier when you see them as ignorant and trusting victims of social and economic forces beyond their ability to perceive or comprehend. This is a book that may change your life for the better, as Dr. Moloney's books changed mine.< Less