Illuminations: Stories

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Illuminations: Stories

Illuminations: Stories

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I loved the ending, where, if I’m interpreting correctly, she was led into the Garden of Eden hungry. There are two ways to read this story: in one, this is a vicious parody of the excesses described by Wertham. Jsem ráda, že jsem nepodlehla líbivé obálce a nekoupila si bezhlavě limitku, vypůjčit z knihovny naprosto stačilo. Something about these subjects gets me a little more on the edge of my seat than the definite non-realities of zombies, vampires, etc.

Without wanting to spoil details, like the Aylett-esque titles of the jazz mags, which work so perfectly in context, the only way I can put it is that this was the scabrous hilarity I expected as a kid from the covers of Tom Sharpe novels, before I was old enough to read Tom Sharpe novels and learn quite what a mirth desert lay within. I loved this one the most given it was quick, it was cerebral, and it brought that beautiful sexual undertone that Moore has to the surface, complete with a cinnamon-roll Jez. Moore’s writing is as brilliant as ever—from dizzying wordplay in scene-setting detail to cuttingly succinct summaries.In "A Hypothetical Lizard," two concubines in a brothel of fantastical specialists fall in love with tragic ramifications. Hypotetická ještěrka byla zajímavá, ale v polovině ten příběh nabral jakousi hořkou pachuť, která mi nebyla po chuti a táhla se až do konce. But Moore, from the depths of the English working class, has always aimed his ambition at the attainment of high culture. If Moore just wanted to give us an education on the Beat scene in San Francisco, it’s a halfway clever, if a bit didactic, way of doing it. If the comics industry is “a metaphorical microcosm for the whole of society”, then comics fans and Maga reactionaries both similarly reveal “how blurred the line separating fact from fiction is for many people”.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION (four stars) During the Revelation/Rapture/Second Coming, the resurrected Jesus meets with his attorney, who has been engaged to handle the paperwork in transferring the universe to its new owner. The opening story, Hypothetical Lizard, is a queer surrealist revenge tale written in 1987, while in Cold Reading, originally published in 2010, a real ghost takes revenge on a con artist who performs fake seances. In his first-ever short story collection, which spans forty years of work and features many never-before-published pieces, international bestselling author and legendary creator of From Hell , The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and other modern classics, Alan Moore, presents nine stories full of wonder and strangeness, each taking us deeper into the fantastical underside of reality. Moore has never encountered a genre he cannot subvert, often fiendishly … and yet what lingers is not his creative irreverence but his ability to inhabit his human and inhuman characters alike . Both mind-expanding and cosmic while utterly rooted in our urban reality' NEIL GAIMAN 'One of the great fiction minds of his generation' ROLLING STONE In his first-ever short story collection, which spans forty years of work and features many never-before-published pieces, international bestselling author and legendary creator of From Hell, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and other modern classics, Alan Moore, presents nine stories full of wonder and strangeness, each taking us deeper into the fantastical underside of reality.

Like saying Romeo and Juliet warns against immoderate eros or Fight Club censures masculinity, this clever argument only persuades if the best way to read a work of art is to discard its dominant affect as so much tinsel and regard only its overt rhetorical self-justification as its sole legitimate meaning.

Another scene, set in 1960, suggests that “Satanic” Sam Blatz (Moore’s satirical version of Stan Lee) received covert instructions from the CIA to mobilise superhero comics in service of pro-American, pro-corporate cold war propaganda. I read it once before and confess I didn't reread it in Illuminations; perhaps illustrating Moore's limits, Anthony Johnston's mid-2000s comics adaptation, which I prefer to the story proper, mutes its ornate verbosity and clarifies its central conflict. Alan Moore’s comics are second to none, but this collection of short stories just didn’t do it for me.

In A Hypothetical Lizard, two concubines in a brothel for fantastical specialists fall in love, with tragic ramifications. The only thing that makes it recognizably Alan Moore-y is the scaffolding of local history, which is by far the most interesting part of the story.



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