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All I Want for Christmas are the Following Books

I want to see a copy of Atlantis or Morwyn; or, The Vengeance of God by John Cowper Powys under the Christmas tree tomorrow morning.  Or maybe by Christmas morning, 2015, which is probably when I'll be done editing and adding links and images to this post.  So do check back often.  All (literally) six or seven of you!


And/or ... Belle du Seigneur by Albert Cohen.
And/or ... Hunger and Love by Lionel Britton.
And/or ... Malign Fiesta by Wyndham Lewis.
And/or ... The Unfortunates by B.S. Johnson
And/or ... The Female Quixote by Charlotte Lennox
And/or ... Oulipo: A Primer of Potential Literature by Warren Motte
And/or ... any books in that unknown, Proustian series of tomes by Dorothy Richardson
And/or ... more books in Henry Williamson's 15-novel sequence, A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight
And/or ... Dan by Joanna Ruocco
And/or ... The Drowned World by J.G. Ballard
And/or ... The Twenty-Year Death by Ariel S. Winter
And/or ... A Brief History of Portable Literature by Enrique Vi…

Bare Bones Abstract on The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway

The Sun Also Rises is about how a protracted and tragically untreated case of sexual impotence ruined an otherwise rock solid relationship for a young U.S. expatriate named Jake Barnes. Sometime during those no doubt rollicking but overrated roaring twenties, Jake had himself the hots (he had it bad, man!) for a sweet society lass — a Lady — named Brett Ashley. Unfortunately, for both Lady Ashley and Mr. Barnes, the sun was about the only thing that rose during their doomed romance ... excluding the Eiffel Tower, of course. And run on sentences galore like the running of the bullshits.

Yada yada yada, Papa!