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I read this novel many years ago. My re-reading of it has been inspired by the recent blog post HERE
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THE SWAN RIVER PRESS MMXIII
My previous reviews of John Howard HERE and of this publisher HERE
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‘Paymon’s Trio’ by Colette de Curzon
‘The Automaton’ by David Wheldon
NIGHTJAR PRESS 2017
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Fountain of Drowned Memories by Erik Hofstatter
FRIGHTFUL HORRORS QUICK READS 2017
“That feckin’ material, what yer call it? Why can’t I remember?”
A very powerful portrait of a man suffering from dementia in a care home, where he sees his sink as a fountain of drowned memories.
A fountain, though, usually flowers like attractive features of life, I thought…
Yet, I see this man suffers from his overgenerous urine outtake as if fed and stemmed upon pure asparagus diet. A throwaway line with a million meanings.
All close to home for me, with my own prostate, and I expect one day my own son will come to visit me to decry the fountain until we both do sink into it, one by one, over time? And THEN I remembered – Marcel Duchamp’s famous work of art of a pissoir was called FOUNTAIN, wasn’t it? And I smiled.
Dreadful death will come later following my final Avant Garde smile, after all, I thought.
A moving work, in more ways than one.
Dada, my son said.
May’s #Brexit approach is naïve to the nth degree, a Jarndyce & Jarndyce to the power of googol.
EGAEUS PRESS 2017
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NEWCON PRESS 2017
Edited by Andrew Hook
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Stories by Andrew Humphrey, Brian Howell, Mike O’Driscoll, Neil Williamson, Jeff Gardiner, Gary Couzens, Marion Arnott, Antony Mann, Allen Ashley, Nick Jackson, Justina Robson, Andrew Tisbert, Maurice Suckling, Chris Beckett, Tim Nickels.
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Part of the Queen’s birthday message today –
“Put to the test, the United Kingdom has been resolute in the face of adversity.
United in our sadness, we are equally determined, without fear or favour, to support all those rebuilding lives so horribly affected by injury and loss.”
Without otherwise diminishing in any way the recent tragic “injury and loss” to which she refers, any loss also includes – as well as being concomitant with – the attrition of Brexit.
The pervading sombre mood of which she speaks.
Also the retrospective symbol of inappropriate ‘cladding’ between classes and cultures?