TABLE 41: A NOVEL by Joseph Suglia

Gott versprach sich, als er den Menschen schuf.

God misspoke when he created the human being.

—Elias Canetti

Je edler ein Ding in seiner Vollkommenheit, desto grässlicher in seiner Verwesung.

The nobler a thing in its perfection, the more hideous it will be in its decomposition.

—Moses Mendelssohn, quoting a ‘Hebraic writer’

Dedicated to Joseph Suglia

Thanks to Friedrich Nietzsche, D.H. Lawrence, and J.G. Ballard.

Reference is made to “Mussel Hunter at Rock Harbor” by Sylvia Plath, “Der Panther” by Rainer Maria Rilke, Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy, “The Lake Isle of Innisfree” by William Butler Yeats, “Decorative Art in America” by Oscar Wilde, and the Natural History of Pliny the Elder.

Copyright 2018 by Joseph Suglia

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I Have Made a Decision that Affects You and Your Life [Reading Time: forty-one minutes and forty-one seconds]

 

Dear friends,

My cousin K. and my internet friend “Moments” have persuaded me to publish my masterpiece Table 41 as a physical book.  This will happen sometime in 2018 or 2019.

The novel will be self-published, unlike my previous work, which was released by academic presses and small presses.  Who cares?  The publishing elite is dead, and the stigma with which self-published writing was once inscribed has been lasered away.

In the meantime, please read or re-read the tables [below] and comment upon them.

The first forty-one readers who publish Amazon reviews of the book will receive free physical copies.  I only ask that the reviews not be scurrilous (honest reviews are welcome).

Please watch the video below, which contains a dramatization of one of the passages from the book.

Wishing you the best,

Joseph Suglia