Protected: Jiří Karásek ze Lvovic’s A Gothic Soul (Book acquired, 3.30.2015)

I must read this. Thank you for the post and summary. I am thoroughly enticed and anxious to get my hands on it now.




Another beautiful volume from Twisted SpoonA Gothic Soul by Jiří Karásek ze Lvovic, translated from the Czech by Kirsten Lodge, featuring prints by Sascha Schneider.

I dipped my toe in this weekend—strange, brooding stuff. More to come.

imageTwisted Spoon’s blurb:

A Gothic Soul is the most acclaimed work of Czech Decadent prose. Expressing concerns that are unique to the Czech movement while alluding creatively and ironically to Joris-Karl Huysman’s Against Nature, the novella is set in Prague, which is portrayed as a dead city, a city peopled by shades, who, like the protagonist — a nihilist and the “last scion of a noble line” — are only a dim reflection of the city’s medieval splendor. The man lives in a dreamworld, the labyrinth of his soul giving rise to visions. In his quest for meaning, he walks the city, often hallucinating, while pondering questions of religious fervor and…

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My first attempt, and totally am embarrassment, at blogging years ago…how melodramatic laughable this is

This a very old and one of my first fatal and embarrassing attempts to blog. I can laugh at how depressing my life is here as it is no secret when you read these absurdly insane posts. Just thought I’d share this embarrassing work with anyone who needs some amusement. It is true though that I was obviously going through a rough spell at the time. Just how idiotic I am to spell it out so profoundly to the world?

go to and I hope you can laugh with me on these. do any of you full_moon_by_kovalvs    find your first attempts to post heartfelt feelings a little more melodramatic or embarrassing than you had ever intended? Please share your first blogging attempt disappointments with me. I’d like to hear from others about others’ experiences on the web with older accounts you never deleted for whatever reason.


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