Distribution Automatique

Wednesday, October 13

The book itself is the fiction.

notebook: 6/19/89
published in *The Boundary of Blur*
(Roof, 1993)
from Jeffrey Encke's *Most Wanted*
deck of cards
the nine of hearts:
"to face certain damage/with an
annoyed president's/resignation/
a toucan's fanatic jaw"
Most Wanted {click here}

error our gain-the Soros site-{click here}

via Caterina.net {click here}
Omnivorous reader Steve Evans (Third Factory) {click here}
reviews Laura Moriarty's new book *Self Destruction- which she herself described to me
as a "science fiction novel" this past summer in Berkeley. Can't wait to read this one!

This just in from Taylor Brady:
One small correction, though: the science fiction novel she mentioned to
you is called Ultra-Violetta, and is a separate project from
Self-Destruction. (She's been qute prolific lately).

Continuing my survey of Theodore Dreiser, finishing
his *An America Tragedy* and have just started his *Trilogy
of Desire*, with the first in the series, *The Financier*:

"He did not care to fight. That seemed silly for the individual
man to do. Others might- there were many poor, thin-minded
half-baked creatures who would put themselves up to be
shot; but they were mainly fit to be commanded or shot down.
As for him, his life was sacred to himself and his family and his
personal interests. He recalled seeing, one day, in one of the
quiet side streets, as the working-men were coming home from their
work, a small enlisting squad of soldiers in blue marching
enthusiastically along, the Union flag flying, the drummers
drumming, the fifes blowing, the idea being, of course, to so
impress the hitherto indifferent or wavering citizen, to exalt
him to such a pitch, that he would lose his sense of porportion,
of self-interest, and, forgetting all- wife, parents, children-
and seeing only the great need of the country, fall in behind
and enlist.,,,The poor fool who fell in behind the enlisting
squad- no, not fool, he would not call them that- the poor
overwrought, working-man-well Heaven pity him! Heaven
pity all of them! They really did not know what they were