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Patalogic in the Garden of Sidamo

Patalogic in the Garden of Sidamo By Ralph Dumain And the desart wild Become a garden mild. —William Blake, ‘The Little Girl Lost’, Songs of Experience Drinking coffee in a garden, sitting under a bright red sun umbrella affixed to a table, reading René Daumal’s Pataphysical Essays. This little paperback, published just last year, is […]

Vonnegut in Hungary: postmodernism, hi-low genre hopping, & self-parody

Bényei, Tamás. „Leakings: Reappropriating Science Fiction: The Case of Kurt Vonnegut,” in Anatomy of Science Fiction, edited & introduced by Donald E. Morse (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2006), pp. 48-69. I’m fairly indifferent to the obsession with high/low culture and genre boundaries, not to mention postmodernism (which has taken over the whole world, now […]