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Kerouac and the Decline of the West: Semmelweis7 on the Beats, Vitalism, and the future of literature in America

Greetings Semmelweis, thank you for taking the time to discuss Kerouac and your recent book “Jack Kerouac and the Decline of the West,” through Rogue Scholar Press. Before we get to the topic of the book, can you tell us how you discovered Kerouac and what effect he had on you? Thanks for having meContinue reading “Kerouac and the Decline of the West: Semmelweis7 on the Beats, Vitalism, and the future of literature in America”

Cervantes and Simulation

A Quixotic Age Don Quixote is the perennial myth of our time. We find ourselves in the twilight of the Modern age, as Quixote was in the twilight of the feudal. The Don was inspired by the romantic stories that inspired his ancestors, but instead of becoming the heroic knight he played the fool. TheContinue reading “Cervantes and Simulation”

Introduction: LARPING for a Vision – Dead Forms and Zombie Ideas

Throughout history, books and ideas have held an inspirational place in the actions of Great Men and era-defining movements. They’ve shaped the course of history to the will of such peoples or birthed new ways of life within existing frameworks, often breathing new life into a faltering civilization. Alexander slept with a copy of theContinue reading “Introduction: LARPING for a Vision – Dead Forms and Zombie Ideas”

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