Novels in Three Lines by Felix Feneon

By Felix Feneon

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Novels in 3 Lines collects greater than 1000 goods that seemed anonymously within the French newspaper Le Matin in 1906--true tales of homicide, mayhem, and daily life awarded with a ruthless financial system that provokes laughter whilst it shocks. This striking trove, undiscovered until eventually the Forties and the following translated for the 1st time into English, is the paintings of the mysterious Félix Fénéon. Dandy, anarchist, and critic of genius, the discoverer of Georges Seurat and the 1st French writer of James Joyce, Fénéon conscientiously maintained his personal anonymity, toiling for years as an vague clerk within the French conflict division. Novels in 3 Lines is his mystery chef-d'oeuvre, a piece of odd and singular artwork that brings again the long-ago yr of 1906 with the haunting immediacy of a photo whereas expecting such disparate works as Walter Benjamin's Arcades undertaking and the demise and catastrophe sequence of Andy Warhol.

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Which took some doing, because the injury turned out to be no small affair. He’d broken his collarbone. Sequins. Ribbons. Her mother’s high heels. In Merrick, four-year-old Jennifer was displaying a passion for dress-up and, once in costume, would strut and sing and spin around like a whirling human top. Sometimes she was a bit too lively. The mothers of playmates found her hyperactive and difficult to control. One mother mentioned this to Jennifer’s father, and he suggested that when Jennifer visited she be given diet soda instead of Pepsi or Coke, because sugar overstimulated her.

Soon she went to work, getting herself a job in an advertising agency. The Greys met for drill twice a week, and throughout the year for dress reviews and outings to ballgames and army bases. Robert, at eight and a half, attended Greys functions regularly, and soon became an exemplary cadet. He learned to pivot and parade, march and maneuver. He learned to handle the sword he had dreamed of wearing. And, joining the group’s Saturday rifle club, he even learned to fire a rifle. At the end of his second year in the organization, his parents decided—perhaps because they were spending so much time ferrying Robert to Greys events—to move to Manhattan.

Yeah, well, I guess the best thing is, you never get married,” Sheehan said. Bob nodded, laughed. He’s a really sweet guy, Sheehan thought. Most of the regulars are. And they follow my career as if they’re my fan club. Sheehan had made the regulars real proud this year. 38 in his hand. Sheehan had pulled out his own gun, shoved it at the kid’s face and screamed, “You pull the trigger, I’m gonna blow your fucking head off! ” He’d never been so tough in his life. Things like that just started pouring out of his mouth.

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