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The RED PILL. 1-2. ( Chapters of a new novel.)

THE RED PILL.CHAPTER ONE.
I have been the captain on many a ship and ferry, and I have enjoyed it nearly always. But it was not so when my shipping company had me take on “Sunland” on a cargo trip to Java. The ship was all painted black, the hull as well as all the buildings on deck, and the masts. She was not particularly significant, about 11000 deadweight tons, as far as I remember.       On this trip, I brought my new wife, Gwendoline, with me, because she wanted to experience the Indian Ocean. Gwen and I had married in June, at a chapel in Harlem. She said she would be so kind to me if I took her with me, and she would not present any problem of any sort. It was in September, and “Sunland” had in the afternoon just haply gotten underway from Amsterdam, varying lots of wheat, a couple of cars and some horses, when I felt it was something strange with the ship. Or me.      For a change, this ship also carried a few passengers: three painters and one man, who claimed he was a banker.…

THE RED PILL - a novel ( Chapter One )

THE RED PILL.CHAPTER ONE.I have been the captain on many a ship and ferry, and I have enjoyed it nearly always. But it was not so when my shipping company had me take on “Sunland” on a cargo trip to Java. The ship was all painted black. Not just the hull but all the buildings on deck too, as well as the masts. She was not particularly significant, about 11000 deadweight tons, as far as I remember.       On this trip I brought my wife, Gwendoline with me, because she has always wanted to experience the Indian Ocean. She said she would be so kind to me if I took her with me, and she would not present any problem of any sort. It was in September, and “Sunland” had in the afternoon just haply gotten underway from Amsterdam, varying lots of wheat, a couple of cars and some horses, when I felt it was something strange with the ship. Or me.      For a change this ship also carried a few passengers: three painters and one man, who claimed he was a banker. Initially I had told them that they w…

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Franz Kafka, a unique writer

Preface. - Franz Kafka, a unique writerwithout successors.A strong irony of a peculiar kind finds its place in Kafka´s literary works. Kafka´s irony is of a particular kind because it is based upon a split in its structural, literary form: This in turn is based upon a division which is based upon Kafka´s conception of Sigmund Freud´s views and theories around dream and consciousness, a conception that Kafka from 1912 and onwards used as a literary method. This split, in the works of Kafka, the irony which is its effect and “the Kafkaesque” which is the trademark of this effect and the other consequences of the division of the narrative universe, is what this book mainly is about. This book is a very technical one, and it does not speculate on the meaning of Kafka´s technique. It concentrates on what can be laid out before us, if we take a closer look at what is “kafkaesque” in the works of Kafka.Kafka´s authorship is – on that many agree - very subtle, and wholly unique. There is, at …

The Mississippi Man - Chapter One

““One might be painted whileone is asleep,” suggested Mr. Brandas a contribution to the discussion.” ( Henry James, The Europeans, (1878) p.66. )Chapter OneDavid West is taking an evening walk in Baltimore at Upper Fells Point. In Baltimore, competition has closed steel plants and shipyards, but people are still thriving with their lives, inventing new jobs and careers. Summer has come, and the birds are singing. The story begins here.-------------------------------------------------------O n an ordinary husky September night it was. In Upper Fells Point in northern centralBaltimore, it was. A slight, semi-hot rain had been falling ceaselessly all day. More often than not, on evenings like these after the storm, small, friendly ponds appeared on the lonely streets of the flat-footed picturesque city, known as the birthplace of Frank Zappa and Billie Holiday. Suddenly lights from the random street lamps glittered brightly, as they were reflected by myriads or more of wet surfaces outsid…

jazz up mint time

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autumn in new york ( dukelsky )

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