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Category Archive for 'Editions & Texts'

In addition to the full text of Madeleine and the first chapter of Lud-in-the-Mist, this week also brings scans of the front cover and title page of Paris and the title page and last page of the first edition of Lud, all four scans courtesy of the very gracious H. Wessells. The thing that the [...]

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The Free State of Dorimare was a very small country, but, seeing that it was bounded on the south by the sea and on the north and east by mountains, while its centre consisted of a rich plain, watered by two rivers, a considerable variety of scenery and vegetation was to be found within its [...]

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It is a great pleasure to introduce the full text of Hope Mirrlees’ first novel, Madeleine: One of Love’s Jansenists, to the web. Madeleine is almost impossible to acquire as a physical book unless you have access to one of the handful of libraries worldwide that hold a copy. The publication of this copy rests [...]

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Paris: a Poem

…behind the ramparts of the Louvre Freud has dredged the river and, grinning horribly, waves his garbage in a glare of electricity, Taxis, Taxis, Taxis, They moan and yell and squeak Like a thousand tom-cats in rut. The whores like lions are seeking their meat from God : An English padre tilts with the Moulin [...]

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