THE DECAMERON -In the early summer of the year 1348, as a terrible plague ravages the city, ten charming young Florentines take refuge in country villas to tell each other stories—a hundred stories of love, adventure and surprising twists of fortune which later inspired Chaucer, Keats and Shakespeare. While Dante is a stern moralist, Boccaccio has little time for chastity, pokes fun at crafty, hypocritical clerics and celebrates the power of passion to overcome obstacles and social…

THE DECAMERON -In the early summer of the year 1348, as a terrible plague ravages the city, ten charming young Florentines take refuge in country villas to tell each other stories—a hundred stories of love, adventure and surprising twists of fortune which later inspired Chaucer, Keats and Shakespeare. While Dante is a stern moralist, Boccaccio has little time for chastity, pokes fun at crafty, hypocritical clerics and celebrates the power of passion to overcome obstacles and social…

THE CASTLE by Franz Kafka, Dark and at times surreal, The Castle is about alienation, bureaucracy, the seemingly endless frustrations of man's attempts to stand against the system, and the futile and hopeless pursuit of an unobtainable goal. To Kafka, duality is a perpetual human condition which lies at the heart of this magnum opus: dualities of certainty and doubt, hope and fear, reason and nonsense, harmony and disintegration.

THE CASTLE by Franz Kafka, Dark and at times surreal, The Castle is about alienation, bureaucracy, the seemingly endless frustrations of man's attempts to stand against the system, and the futile and hopeless pursuit of an unobtainable goal. To Kafka, duality is a perpetual human condition which lies at the heart of this magnum opus: dualities of certainty and doubt, hope and fear, reason and nonsense, harmony and disintegration.

CRIME & PUNISHMENT- is an indisputable classic, with insight into the lives of poverty-stricken Russians during the late 19th century. Although on the surface it appears to be a nothing more than a stretched out story line, the depth of pyscological premises and the existentialist nature of the novel create a picture of true suffering and enable the reader to question the basic moralities of both historical and modern cultures. Text by Morgs. Image by Brett Carville

CRIME & PUNISHMENT- is an indisputable classic, with insight into the lives of poverty-stricken Russians during the late 19th century. Although on the surface it appears to be a nothing more than a stretched out story line, the depth of pyscological premises and the existentialist nature of the novel create a picture of true suffering and enable the reader to question the basic moralities of both historical and modern cultures. Text by Morgs. Image by Brett Carville

STEPPENWOLF  is Hermann Hesse’s best-known and most autobiographical work. With its blend of Eastern mysticism and Western culture, it is one of literature’s most poetic evocations of the soul’s journey to liberation.The main character, Harry Haller is a sad and lonely figure, a reclusive intellectual for whom life holds no joy. He struggles to reconcile the wild primeval wolf and the rational man within himself without surrendering to the bourgeois values he despises. Madmen Only!

STEPPENWOLF is Hermann Hesse’s best-known and most autobiographical work. With its blend of Eastern mysticism and Western culture, it is one of literature’s most poetic evocations of the soul’s journey to liberation.The main character, Harry Haller is a sad and lonely figure, a reclusive intellectual for whom life holds no joy. He struggles to reconcile the wild primeval wolf and the rational man within himself without surrendering to the bourgeois values he despises. Madmen Only!

IN THE LABYRINTH by Alain Robbe-Grillet.   -   The powerful sense of defamiliarization that Robbe-Grillet's novel achieves, its ability to make the common seem suddenly strange and alien, is one which might be usefully re-conceived in terms of an electronic hypertext. If changes between nodes occurred randomly and invisibly at suitable points, the reader would experience a seemingly unified text, but each path would be different.

IN THE LABYRINTH by Alain Robbe-Grillet. - The powerful sense of defamiliarization that Robbe-Grillet's novel achieves, its ability to make the common seem suddenly strange and alien, is one which might be usefully re-conceived in terms of an electronic hypertext. If changes between nodes occurred randomly and invisibly at suitable points, the reader would experience a seemingly unified text, but each path would be different.

THE FOUNTAINHEAD- Ayn Rand's daringly original literary vision and her groundbreaking philosophy, Objectivism, won immediate worldwide interest and acclaim. This instant classic is the story of an intransigent young architect, his violent battle against conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with a beautiful woman who struggles to defeat him.

THE FOUNTAINHEAD- Ayn Rand's daringly original literary vision and her groundbreaking philosophy, Objectivism, won immediate worldwide interest and acclaim. This instant classic is the story of an intransigent young architect, his violent battle against conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with a beautiful woman who struggles to defeat him.

MORAVAGINE by Blaise Cendrars follows a madman, a descendant of the last King of Hungary, and a young doctor on their worldwide adventures from the Russian Revolution and to the First World War. Moravinge's madness becomes comparable with the dissolution of world and the chaotic disorder of life. "There is no truth. There's only action, action obeying a million different impulses, ephemeral action, action subjected to every possible imaginable contingency and contradiction. Life.

MORAVAGINE by Blaise Cendrars follows a madman, a descendant of the last King of Hungary, and a young doctor on their worldwide adventures from the Russian Revolution and to the First World War. Moravinge's madness becomes comparable with the dissolution of world and the chaotic disorder of life. "There is no truth. There's only action, action obeying a million different impulses, ephemeral action, action subjected to every possible imaginable contingency and contradiction. Life.

THE BOXMAN by Kobo Abe -In this eerie and evocative masterpiece, the nameless protagonist gives up his identity and the trappings of a normal life to live in a large cardboard box he wears over his head. Wandering the streets of Tokyo and scribbling madly on the interior walls of his box, he describes the world outside as he sees or perhaps imagines it. The Box Man is a marvel of sheer originality and a bizarrely fascinating fable about the very nature of identity.

THE BOXMAN by Kobo Abe -In this eerie and evocative masterpiece, the nameless protagonist gives up his identity and the trappings of a normal life to live in a large cardboard box he wears over his head. Wandering the streets of Tokyo and scribbling madly on the interior walls of his box, he describes the world outside as he sees or perhaps imagines it. The Box Man is a marvel of sheer originality and a bizarrely fascinating fable about the very nature of identity.

THE OBSCENE BIRD OF NIGHT is a triumph of imaginative visionary writing. Among the first examples of the "magic realism" emanating from South America, its luxuriance, fecundity, horror, and energy will not soon fade from the reader's mind. The novel explores the cyclical nature of life and death, in that our fears and fantasies of childhood resurface in adulthood and old age. It is about the deconstruction of self – to the extreme of trying ‘to live’ in non-existence.

THE OBSCENE BIRD OF NIGHT is a triumph of imaginative visionary writing. Among the first examples of the "magic realism" emanating from South America, its luxuriance, fecundity, horror, and energy will not soon fade from the reader's mind. The novel explores the cyclical nature of life and death, in that our fears and fantasies of childhood resurface in adulthood and old age. It is about the deconstruction of self – to the extreme of trying ‘to live’ in non-existence.

HOUSE of LEAVES is a dizzying tale of disorientation, adventure and the unfamiliar. It delves into the public psyche of our wants and our fears and it doesn't shy away from any topic, no matter how taboo, disturbing, or shocking. On the one hand, it's an honest portrayal of a young man losing his mind. On the other, it's the fascinating horror story of the physically impossible, the uncanny, the unknown and the sheer vastness of our universe.

HOUSE of LEAVES is a dizzying tale of disorientation, adventure and the unfamiliar. It delves into the public psyche of our wants and our fears and it doesn't shy away from any topic, no matter how taboo, disturbing, or shocking. On the one hand, it's an honest portrayal of a young man losing his mind. On the other, it's the fascinating horror story of the physically impossible, the uncanny, the unknown and the sheer vastness of our universe.

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