CHAPTER 20 from THIS INCREDIBLE SEX COMEDY: A NOVEL

  from the completed novel THIS INCREDIBLE SEX   COMEDY or  the little almanac  of Famous Black Philosophers & Great German Comedians  a novel as poem or symphony or joke —-(download the 231-pg pdf HERE     ”The best reader,” he says, ”is one who is most open to human possibility, to understanding the great range of plausibility in human actions. It’s not true that modern life is too fantastic to be written about successfully. It’s that the most successful work is so demanding.” It is, he adds, as though our better writers ”feel that the novel’s vitality requires risks not … Continue reading CHAPTER 20 from THIS INCREDIBLE SEX COMEDY: A NOVEL

CHAPTERS 5-7 from THIS INCREDIBLE SEX COMEDY

from the completed novel THIS INCREDIBLE SEX   COMEDY or  the little almanac  of Famous Black Philosophers & Great German Comedians  a novel as poem or symphony or joke —-(download the 231-pg pdf HERE   As the breadth, length, depth, mass and attitudinal range of the Commercially Available Novel all shrink toward the nugatory null-point of Acceptable Thoughts and Products (like the walls closing in, in a fiendish trap for a sex-obsessed hero of a ’60s spy flick), all we can all do is push back with our fearless Imaginations. As Readers/ Writers. Push back. This novel works its themes and … Continue reading CHAPTERS 5-7 from THIS INCREDIBLE SEX COMEDY

CHAPTERS 8-10 from THIS INCREDIBLE SEX COMEDY

from the completed novel THIS INCREDIBLE SEX   COMEDY or  the little almanac  of Famous Black Philosophers & Great German Comedians  a novel as poem or symphony or joke —-(download the 231-pg pdf HERE   Old Paul (in his late 50s) had a tightly-controlled, week-long affair with married Berlin Artist Claudia Chang. When Claudia’s husband Tim returned from his 2-week business trip to Montreal, the affair (as per its own ground rules) ended. Complications ramify with an angry knock on Paul’s only door one morning…   8 Paul and Claudia had what they called their Week of Miracles, then Tim came … Continue reading CHAPTERS 8-10 from THIS INCREDIBLE SEX COMEDY

CHAPTER 26 and (most of) CHAPTER 27 from THIS INCREDIBLE SEX COMEDY

from the completed novel THIS INCREDIBLE SEX   COMEDY or  the little almanac  of Famous Black Philosophers & Great German Comedians  a novel as poem or symphony or joke —-(download the 231-pg pdf HERE Young Paul (PJ) is a poet and aficionado of experimental music of the late ’70s and early ’80s and he is “of color”. He is hanging out a lot, in this section of the book, with Young Joel (Jaye Zeus), the lead singer of a post-Japan band, because Paul is attracted to Joel’s girlfriend,  Young Tiara (also of color). Paul is having an on-and-off thing with a … Continue reading CHAPTER 26 and (most of) CHAPTER 27 from THIS INCREDIBLE SEX COMEDY

THIS INCREDIBLE SEX COMEDY: EXCERPTS (chapters 28, 29 and 37)

  28THE STORY OF PAUL AND JOEL [1986] PART FIVE   Paul finally managed to cross Hennepin Ave again,  walking this time very slowly, away from the sinister calm of the lakes (and it was disturbingly easy to imagine that all of the chanting drivers and flag-waving passengers in all of the honking cars he crossed in front of as he made his way toward the human side of the street were laughing at him). Everything Gold had gone (or come) to Shit, suddenly. There was a vivid unreality to it all. The poems he would one day get out … Continue reading THIS INCREDIBLE SEX COMEDY: EXCERPTS (chapters 28, 29 and 37)

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN from THIS INCREDIBLE SEX COMEDY

  from the completed novel THIS INCREDIBLE SEX   COMEDY or  the little almanac  of Famous Black Philosophers & Great German Comedians  a novel as poem or symphony or joke   —-(download the 231-pg pdf HERE       Chapter 17 It boiled down to the bio-binary of dicks and pussies. The meatspace Zeroes and Ones. Haven’t you noticed? The Erection is clearly a One; the Pussy a Zero. The One a meagre figure, the Zero the flipside of Infinity. She was in a fuzzy white jumper that matched the desert-bone-white of her hair and pubic bush (which Paul had … Continue reading CHAPTER SEVENTEEN from THIS INCREDIBLE SEX COMEDY

FICTIFICATION and ITS RISKS

In my latest completed Novel, THIS INCREDIBLE SEX  COMEDY, the (often far-out) fiction is so closely mixed with solid thru-lines of autobiography that I will probably never be able to retrieve unadulterated versions of those personal memories again. I noticed this effect quite some time ago: if I based a character on a lover, friend, enemy or acquaintance of many years gone, the character became that memory. This can be a dangerous process: memories interlink to confirm one another and one fictified node can spread a malarial weirdness that distorts an entire period of remembered Life. For example: I’ve incorporated so much, from … Continue reading FICTIFICATION and ITS RISKS

CHAPTERS 34-35 from THIS INCREDIBLE SEX COMEDY

    from the completed novel THIS INCREDIBLE SEX   COMEDY or  the little almanac  of Famous Black Philosophers & Great German Comedians  a novel as poem or symphony or joke —-(download the 231-pg pdf HERE   Paul’s friend, The Professor, speaks.   34 [monologue #2, cont’d] We stalked around the museum a bit, taking in German Expressionism, which,  as you know,  is the Portrait of Dorian Gray in the attic of the bourgeois Nazi mansion. We discussed, among other things, Wilhelm Reich. I don’t remember much about the specific paintings, other than the famous ones we all know, to be … Continue reading CHAPTERS 34-35 from THIS INCREDIBLE SEX COMEDY