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« Reply #345 on: April 15, 2015, 08:12:21 PM »

Just bought Today:
Herman Hesse : Narkissos ja kulta suu
Rudolf Höss : Auschwizin komendantti (`59)
Michael de Koningh/Laurence Cane-Honeysett:Young, Gifted, and Black: The Story of Trojan Records without the cd.. don`know where to start yet.

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« Reply #346 on: April 15, 2015, 09:27:52 PM »

MATT COYLE's WORRY DOLL



For those of you interested in graphic novels... I really recommend this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omLPnj16Kz4


Teenage Satanists in Oklahoma 3


Latest zine by Michael Salerno. A drastic development in form and materialty. Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/123108441

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« Reply #347 on: April 16, 2015, 12:25:45 PM »

will eisner's educational books:
- Comics and Sequential Art
- Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative
- Expressive Anatomy for Comics and Narrative: Principles and Practices
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« Reply #348 on: April 16, 2015, 01:45:41 PM »

will eisner's educational books:
- Comics and Sequential Art
- Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative
- Expressive Anatomy for Comics and Narrative: Principles and Practices

Eisner is a demi god. He was the artist that opened my eyes when I was a youngster. Truly great craftsman and pioneer in visual narrative.
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« Reply #349 on: April 17, 2015, 03:28:25 AM »

bought crime and punishment few years ago I know it is a decent book but for whatever odd reason never checked it out all this time. with Dostoevsky length won't be an issue as i finished before the brothers Karamazov and if I am not mistaken it was Dostoevsky longest works....wow that chapter the grand inquisitor, the information around us says that Dostoevsky was Christian but his use of Satan is nothing like Goethe or Baudelaire, even far away from Milton romantic framework (but I think Dostoevsky & Milton share the same political views) anyways Dostoevsky devil is rather based on "actual" facts such as the examination of conscience, psychology, sociology and herd mentality. what worse Dostoevsky let it seems like it is morally justified. I know William Blake once said this :  "Milton was on Satan's side and didn't know it" but that is totally not the case with Dostoevsky. because there is no sympathy here but only cold data and statics.  
If you get the chance read about Dostoevsky's life, it's really fascinating. To give a quick summary, when he was young he was part of a liberal book group that would regularly meet and discuss ideas. the whole group was arrested by the Czar, sentenced to be executed, then at the last minute pardoned, only to be sent to live in a gulag for 5-10 years (The House of the Dead came from that experience, it's worth reading). After that there's a marked shift in his philosophy, becoming more obsessed with the idea of Russia and the importance of Christianity in it. He never went full Tolstoy, but the change is rather significant.
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« Reply #350 on: April 17, 2015, 07:05:00 PM »

bought crime and punishment few years ago I know it is a decent book but for whatever odd reason never checked it out all this time. with Dostoevsky length won't be an issue as i finished before the brothers Karamazov and if I am not mistaken it was Dostoevsky longest works....wow that chapter the grand inquisitor, the information around us says that Dostoevsky was Christian but his use of Satan is nothing like Goethe or Baudelaire, even far away from Milton romantic framework (but I think Dostoevsky & Milton share the same political views) anyways Dostoevsky devil is rather based on "actual" facts such as the examination of conscience, psychology, sociology and herd mentality. what worse Dostoevsky let it seems like it is morally justified. I know William Blake once said this :  "Milton was on Satan's side and didn't know it" but that is totally not the case with Dostoevsky. because there is no sympathy here but only cold data and statics.  
If you get the chance read about Dostoevsky's life, it's really fascinating. To give a quick summary, when he was young he was part of a liberal book group that would regularly meet and discuss ideas. the whole group was arrested by the Czar, sentenced to be executed, then at the last minute pardoned, only to be sent to live in a gulag for 5-10 years (The House of the Dead came from that experience, it's worth reading). After that there's a marked shift in his philosophy, becoming more obsessed with the idea of Russia and the importance of Christianity in it. He never went full Tolstoy, but the change is rather significant.

that is true I think Dostoevsky just like Milton sometimes shared the same "wrongly accused of being heretical" political ideas or rather unpopular at the time. in Milton political writings for example once he argued that divorce was a private matter, not legal nor ecclesiastical (meaning relating to the Christian church or its clergy) which even back then in England considered dangerous. even in today England just imagine if some writer declared such views, his career would be totally ruined or least accused of being sexist or misogynist. back to Dostoevsky besides Christianity there is other interesting elements such as some heavy existentialism specially in notes from the underground which is also considered the first existentialist work ever. in the brothers Karamazov the themes were almost religious mixed with mysticism something similar to Emil Cioran early writings such as tears and saints which was not only Christian but rather a mystic religious writing in general since there was other elements of various religious teachings. 
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« Reply #351 on: April 29, 2015, 07:54:25 PM »

I'm reading The Collected Poems of Ai. She taught poetry at Oklahoma State, of all places. All of her poems are about men and women hurting each other in horrible ways both physically and emotionally. Well, most of them ...

Starting Henry Miller's Sexus. I loved the Tropic books, Colossus, etc. so I'm sure this will be great as well.

Also about a quarter of the way through Alissa Nutting's Tampa. The main character is sort of a Debra LaFavre type, though I doubt LaFavre is as smart and/or ... i don't know ... weird and purely sociopathic .... as Nutting's character. She's turns a lot of poetic phrases and licks sunlight and all kinds of strange shit. A beach read if there ever was one. Uh huh. Especially in Florida.
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« Reply #352 on: May 01, 2015, 01:53:17 PM »

Currently ploughing through I Will Bear Witness (1933 - 1941) by Viktor Klemperer, Jewish academic and diarist of the Nazi years.  Incredibly, he survived until the 60's.
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« Reply #353 on: May 14, 2015, 08:52:03 PM »

Just 50 pages into Michel Houllebecq's "The map and the territory". As I quite liked all his previous books, I also have high expectations on this one. Although I read something like that 'this book fills his friends with enthusiasm and reconciles his enemies'. - I hope not, but we'll see...
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« Reply #354 on: May 15, 2015, 12:32:10 PM »

Just 50 pages into Michel Houllebecq's "The map and the territory". As I quite liked all his previous books, I also have high expectations on this one. Although I read something like that 'this book fills his friends with enthusiasm and reconciles his enemies'. - I hope not, but we'll see...

Hah. It really takes some interesting twists and turns - and at times its very funny. I don't know if it reconciles his enemies, but it did fill me with enthusiasm.
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« Reply #355 on: July 03, 2015, 02:15:04 AM »

Just finished 'Smoking In Bed: Conversations With Bruce Robinson' by Alistair Owen - some very interesting subject matter in there.

Currently hooked and blown away by the ghostwritten George Jones autobiog ' "I Lived To Tell It All" which is reminding me very much of Mark E Smith's 'Renegade' - these old CnW guys of course can teach any rocker, jazzbo, punk or noise degenerate a thing or two about hardliving for-real art as lifestyle and lifestyle as art.
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« Reply #356 on: July 11, 2015, 05:29:57 PM »

They say truth is stranger than fiction, I concur wholeheartedly.

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In many ways, this is a local book for local people.  I imagine few outside UK waters will have even heard of Savile (a man generally accredited w/ inventing the discotheque).  I couldn't do a description of him justice if I tried.  I'd recommend reading his wiki entry.


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« Reply #357 on: July 11, 2015, 07:42:43 PM »

Will pick up a copy of that- I'm pretty local....

... met Savile when I was a kid- he was fine with me....
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« Reply #358 on: July 12, 2015, 02:48:41 PM »



 met Savile when I was a kid

Care to elaborate on your meeting? 
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« Reply #359 on: July 13, 2015, 05:04:28 AM »

Not much to say really.... was mid 80s so I would have been 7/8 years old, saw him at a road race where he was running for charity. Asked to have my picture taken with him (everyone watched Jim'll fix it back then), he made a joke or two and that was it, seemed really friendly to be honest.

The only odd thing about it was when the stories broke about him after his death I dug the old photo out, I'd forgotten that he had stood next to me but had also grabbed the hood of my coat as if he had caught me ... thought nothing of it at the time as it was typical for the jocular character he presented at the time but now his choice of pose has a different context....
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