By Lars Iyer
"A plague of rats, the top of philosophy, the cosmic chook, and bars that do not serve Plymouth Gin--is this the Apocalypse or is it simply the United States? "The apocalypse is imminent," thinks W. He has dedicated his existence to philosophy, yet he's approximately to be solid out from his liked college. His pal Lars is not any aid at all--he's too busy scuffling with an infestation of rats in his flat. A drunken lecture travel via the American South proves to be one other sizeable mistake. In desperation, the 2 British intellectuals flip to Dogma, a semi-religious code that would but provide desiring to their lives. half Nietzsche, half Monty Python, half Huckleberry Finn, Dogma is a unique as ridiculous and profound as faith itself. The sequel to the acclaimed novel Spurious, Dogma is the second one e-book in a single of the main unique literary trilogies on the grounds that Molloy, Malone Dies and The Unnamable"-- Read more...
summary: "A plague of rats, the top of philosophy, the cosmic fowl, and bars that do not serve Plymouth Gin--is this the Apocalypse or is it simply the United States? "The apocalypse is imminent," thinks W. He has committed his lifestyles to philosophy, yet he's approximately to be solid out from his cherished college. His good friend Lars isn't any support at all--he's too busy combating an infestation of rats in his flat. A drunken lecture travel throughout the American South proves to be one other enormous mistake. In desperation, the 2 British intellectuals flip to Dogma, a semi-religious code that may but supply aspiring to their lives. half Nietzsche, half Monty Python, half Huckleberry Finn, Dogma is a singular as ridiculous and profound as faith itself. The sequel to the acclaimed novel Spurious, Dogma is the second one booklet in a single of the main unique literary trilogies considering the fact that Molloy, Malone Dies and The Unnamable"
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We rent a pool table. Preppies play pool, we decide. We’re being followed, W. observes, and it’s true. The same rough-looking guys we saw earlier are slumped in leather chairs in the pool hall. They hate preppies and want to rid the world of them, W. says. Which is fine, because he thinks he hates preppies and wants to rid the world of them. They’re going to beat us to death, and he’ll welcome it. But we outlast our would-be assailants, who tire of watching us playing bad pool and drinking. The word barbeque doesn’t mean the same thing over here, says W.
And now, in the middle of America, when the sea’s so far away? We feel drawn to the Mississippi. One of the blue-capped tourist guides points the way. Down Beale Street, cross the road … We stand by the roadside, trying to figure out how to get across. Cars pass in an endless stream. Lorries, buses, without a break. We’ll have to run, I tell W. Run! We run, just making the other side. But Sal’s been left behind. There she is, waving to us. There’s nothing we can do, W. says. She’s lost! She’ll never make it!
Says. ‘And then you could draw some cocks’. A rest break in Jackson, in the early hours. Through the bus window, we admire our fellow passengers, standing about in the open air, their breath frosty. Who are they, our fellow travellers? Where are they heading? We are tired, travel-weary, but they’re fresh, expectant, ready for the world. Distance means nothing to the American, W. says. Uprooting! The American rolls across the earth like dice, he says. One minute, the American’s married; the next, divorced.
Dogma by Lars Iyer