Archive for the 'biography' Category


Little Hans, whose father had been sending Freud reports about his son’s interest in sexual matters—suddenly developed a phobia (an infantile neurosis). He refused to leave the house and go into the street for fear of being bitten by a horse.


I killed Abe Lincoln during my two hour nap. Intense dream.

2516- Alba Mayol

A woman feels all her objects are a heavy burden except for her copies of Joyce’s Ulysses. This, she realizes, is quite a decadent statement about the world.

2515- Gavin Day

A fisherman visits his younger brother in the city and feels uncomfortable waiting outside his office.

2514- Jasper Kettner

Boy meets girl.


He describes being drafted into the Nazi army at 16; suffering in an English POW camp; gaining prominence in the fringe theater of a war-ravaged Germany. Throughout the memoir, however, acting is mere background to a lifelong sexual odyssey, including dozens of encounters explicitly rendered here with young actresses, hookers and chambermaids.


A steamer ship being maneuvered over a hill from one river to another.


An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.


Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood take different paths: one becomes a priest, the other a gangster.


Bispo claimed to have been entrusted by seven blue angels and Christ himself with the momentous task of inventorying everything worth redeeming on the impending Day of Judgment.