Clinamenic

θερμοδυναμικός καπιταλιστής
They’re upside down or you’re standing in your head.
Took the photo with my phone, which flipped it around somehow. Same thing happened with the photo I took of the scene from Cat People in the Paul schrader thread
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Has anyone ever read Dracultwig?

Book Description:​

Dracula's half-mortal, proto-goth daughter dazzles Swinging London in this vampire-exploitation pulp. The wayward Dracutwig …
  • Title: DRACUTWIG [Twiggy-esque Mod Daughter of Dracula]
  • Author: Mallory T. Knight; [Daniel Hollywood]; [Hal Hackady]
  • Book condition: Near fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First US edition
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Award
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1969
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Surely the naming convention should have meant she is called Twigula?
 

woops

is not like other people
ive got through a couple of books published by CB editions

David Markson - This is not a novel

like reading a dictionary of quotations with only the depressing ones left in

Todd McEwen - The Five Simple Machines

Undergraduate sex failures by a DFW fan, some funny bits in there, sweet ending
 

woops

is not like other people
also received and read @Woebot's latest comic, very interesting needs a reread, great art too with nice touches of london architecture and dream sequences
 

woops

is not like other people
i just finished Arthur Symons' symbolist movement in literature this morning which is great if you want to read about 19th century French writers and the various states of detachment, mysticism and insanity they explored

Symons wrote this and some poems then had a psychotic episode which put him out of commission for 20 years further evidence to be careful with that french lot
 

Benny B

Well-known member
Was reading some of Pound's translations of Remy de Gourmant the other day, very good, you familiar woops?
 

Benny B

Well-known member
More info- it's translations of an unpublished notebook of thoughts, epigrams and stuff that he sent to Pound to translate when he was an old man I think.

A few dodgy antisemitic/anti-suffragette thoughts creep in to some of the later entries, but it's a good read. I didn't know anything about him before but apparently he wrote a lot about and was defender of the symbolists which is why I mentioned it.
 

Corpsey

bandz ahoy
I've been reading a bit of Midsummer Night's Dream on the bog. I love the names of the 'rude mechanicals'. (And some of the comedy in their scenes is still amusing.) I like how Puck is a nasty piece of shit that enjoys tearing mortals to shreds through emotional manipulation/date rape. I love Bottom. (Quote that @Mr. Tea.) No need to mention the language – but was any other SS written so predominantly in heroic couplets?

But what I never quite twigged before is that the whole thing could be read as a satiric takedown on the arbitrariness and madness of love. A comedy in the sense of showing life to be farcical (and theatrical, natch).
 

jenks

thread death
Well…lots of MSND is blank verse but some uses the heroic form. Early plays are much likely to be more reliant on heroics as that was the convention at the time. But as he develops he stretches the potential of the standard iambic pentameter and flirts with something much closer to prose at times.
I think MSND has a rich variety of forms reflecting: the prose of the proles; the regal Lang of the duke; the faeries’ verse and then the parody of melodramatic verse in Pyramus and Thisbe.
 

woops

is not like other people
I'm hacking my way through hopscotch which has been mentioned here before. doing the simplistic reading in the first place. seems to lose a bit of momentum when the lead guy leaves Paris but I'll persevere.
 
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