Category Archives: Prose

from St. Mawr – D. H Lawrence

[this section of the story describes the aftermath of the character Rico’s riding accident (Rico is Lawrence’s fall guy for the ‘bad artist’ type) and the thoughts of the main character, Lou Carrington, immediately following. – Ed.] There lay Rico, … Continue reading

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Two More Prose Pieces – George Barker

Poem in an Orange Wig ‘Personally I feel as though I was drowning in a sea of boiling water.’ This is the sentence uttered by Schoenberg when he was invited to describe his life as a composer. He went on: … Continue reading

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Two Prose Pieces – George Barker

[from a file named ‘works deserving redistribution’] Letter to a Deaf Poet No, it is not that I think you so unfortunate in that affliction. (There was once an old woman, who, when she found that she could hear, wished … Continue reading

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On Microbes and Adders – Will Alexander

In response to utopian intellectual labour conservative rejoinder attempts to answer its energy according to portraits of constraint, according to honoured reputations in the canon. The latter, always holding up the inert, like the weight of hardened rum obstructing collective … Continue reading

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Madness in Art – Prose by César Vallejo

A few abstract theodolites. The Mad Salon. A Chronicle of favourite pastimes. Art among the mad, or the mad in art. The opinions of two great French Psychiatrists. Thoughts written in the margin of insane pictures. The fatal breakdown of … Continue reading

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‘A Masterly Demonstration of Public Health’ – César Vallejo

My memory of just how much took place in the Hotel Negresco in Niza is very clear. But, strange as it seems, to give an account of what happened there, is absolutely impossible for me. Countless times I’ve wanted – … Continue reading

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‘New Poetry’ – Prose Fragment by Cesar Vallejo

The title new poetry has been granted to those verses whose lexicon includes the words: cinema, motor, horsepower, aircraft, radio, jazz-band, wireless communication, and, on the whole, to all those who give a voice to science and contemporary industry, even … Continue reading

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Late Article by Pier Paolo Pasolini – “Is this a Military Coup D’Etat? I Know…”

[This prose journalism was written in Italy’s “Corriere della Sera” (a major left-leaning newspaper) on 14th November 1974. Pasolini died just under a year later, on 2nd November 1975. The mystery as to the motives behind his murder, and those involved, … Continue reading

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