A busy week, from meeting Patton Oswalt and swapping reading recommendations to visiting the Bauhaus centennial exhibit at the Boston MFA.
Read: The Hounds of Tindalos. Frank Belknap Long.The Crisis of Criticism. Maurice Berger, ed.Introduction, Age of Lovecraft. The Baffler: Issue 43. [partial]"Intra-European Racism in Nineteenth-Century Anthropology," History and Anthropology, Vol. 20, No. 1, March 2009, pp. 37–56. Gustav Jahoda.Broken Stars. Ken Liu, ed. [started] Watched: An appalling quantity of Comedy Central's "This is Not Happening" … Continue reading Week in Review 2019: 005-7
And none of this even begins to touch on the issue, "Nic Cage is a meme." Because once you have been transformed into a hollow vector for self-replicating situational humor, you cease to be able to generate meaning for yourself.
Read: Books: When I Grow up I want to be a Futurist. Badminton, N.The Only Harmless Great Thing. Bolano, B. "Prodigy of Dreams," "Ms. Rinaldi's Angel," "The Tsalal," and "Mad Night of Atonement" in The Nightmare Factory. Ligotti, T."Protestant and Catholics." HPL to Frank Belknap Long, collected in Against Religion: the atheist writings of H. P. Lovecraft. 2010. Articles: "Lovecraft, Witch Cults, and … Continue reading Week in Review 2019: 003
Read: Dreams from the Witch House, female voices in Lovecraftian Horror. Lynne Jamneck, ed.Buffalo Soldier. Maurice Broaddus.Wasteland, the Great War and the origins of modern horror. W. Scott Poole.People's Republic of Everything. Nick Mamatas.Isherwood on Writing. Christopher Isherwood.Neonomicon. Alan Moore."Walking Awake". N. K. Jemisin."The Medusa" and "Conversations in a Dead Language". Thomas Ligotti. Conan and … Continue reading Week in Review 2019: 001 & 002