Mike Rot (Clever Beast)
Mike Rot (Clever Beast)
- Mike Rot (Clever Beast)
Fernando Pessoa by ~lubliner
I wrote a book, it’s worldly famous. It’s called Melancholics Anonymous. Below you will see my son reading it (Hayden calls it a “taut, tour de force ” – at least I think that is what he said)
Those of you following me will have seen much of the rough drafts that are herein polished and properly realized. There are pictures, poems, rants, prose all about and for melancholics. Not the romanticized genius nor ostracized lunatic of popular lore but a type far more common yet underrepresented. The character that, as if stirred from some biological revolt, flees the maddening crowds, compelled by what Max Pensky calls a “resigned interiority, brooding over the very conditions of the impossibility of action themselves.” I wrote this as a call out to the Bukowskis, the Pessoas, the underground men, and too, the Plaths, the Sextons, the adaptless women, in hopes to draw them out and, in the confines of a book, briefly forge a loneliness together.
Now most importantly: how to buy a copy or six…
It is published through Blurb so click the link: http://www.blurb.ca/b/3981803-melancholics-anonymous
You can purchase e-book versions for $4.99 and softcovers for a little more, and while the option for hardcover is listed, I don’t think it is necessary. I mean they look swell and all but, let’s be honest, this is no Tolstoy epic. Melancholics Anonymous is a kind of lean pamphlet manifesto (albeit a plump pamphlet at 92 pages!). Best to own it light and keep it handy in your back pocket for constant access. Finally, audio-books wherein I narrate the great adventure are extra and far too costly for the likes of you.
All proceeds go to the philanthropist fund, Leave No Blu-Ray Behind.
If you reblog and tag as melancholic or melancholy I would appreciate it.
Onto the new year and the new language.
Thanks to everyone for all the support, you have no idea what it means. It is a cruel world out there.
P.S. I’d rather be read than make money, if you are on the fence, curious but not sure you want to pay, just private message me, I am more than happy to send a free one to you (what can I say I am a lousy capitalist). Follow the link you can preview some of the book if you need more coaxing.
I need more blogs to follow as my feed is barely crawling lately. Going to tag some of my interests, if you have two or more in common, like this post or follow me and I will check you out. If you post nudity, don’t bother, as I have been known to check this at work from time to time.
Philosophy of Science
Lisboa, 1957 by Gerard Castello Lopes
As seen on the cover of The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa
come ye Pessoas
ye underground men
come ye Plaths
ye adaptless women
come let us be lonely together
carrying forth the light of yon dog-eared past
or nearby lit fluorescent in a shop
with hope to gleam back through somebody
whilst sat asylum’d by separate fires
sexless, entire, the universe reset
so that we may briefly enter it
If you blog about two or more of the following please like this post and I will check you out… In need of new sites to follow (also I guess this is a calling card to new followers for my blog as anyone interested in these people will feel at home there)
Been writing something for a month, writing, revising, writing, revising. What was the point? Fernando said it long ago and better than I could ever try to. ”weary of gods just about to exist”… ahhhhhh.
Fernando Pessoa (The Book of Disquiet)
If you blog about two or more of the following please like this post and I will check you out… In need of new sites to follow: