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Lee Foust

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I am an author, raconteur, and performer, i come from California with a drum on my back, i live in Florence, Italy, the sun's so hot i froze to death and i want to write a story that will make you cry if you will only listen, oh.
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Sojourner

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Poison and Antidote

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Description: A prose sketch from my upcoming book __Sojourner__
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This is a tantalizing early novel of Bolano's, short, but full of information that appears, in some ways, to lead nowhere. Since the mystery novel has more or less bludgeoned every other possible narrative form to the sidelines these days, one is tem ...more
Lee Foust is on page 139 of 278 of The Vampyre and Other Tales of the Macabre: "Death in Life" Serviceable tale in the "Monkey's Paw" and Frankenstein forbidden knowledge vein. One lovely gory moment, completely gratuitous--a real shocker! This is shaping up to be the best collection of early Gothic short fiction I've read.
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It is good to experiment with prose in novels. Yes, it is.
Simple sentences, which often contradict each other, and then don't, sometimes can re-wire the brain, or perhaps not. Anyway, they enrage the bourgeoisie. Rightly so.
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Frankly The Years isn't a very good novel, but it's an interesting one worth reading for several reasons.

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“His last words heard on earth came after he'd let off a louder noise from his easiest channel of communication: 'Oh my! I think I've shit myself.' For all I know, he did. He certainly shat on everything else.”
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Lee Foust Majenta wrote: "Hello, Lee! Friend Request Accepted, thanks for Requesting! Congratulations on your books. I hope you're having a great weekend and a great Summer 2016. Happy reading, writing, and everything else...."

Majenta, what a very sweet note. I, too, hope you are thriving and thank you for the wonderful wishes. May I ask are you the Majenta that I used to know in NYC back in the 1990s? Just curious. --Lee


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Majenta Hello, Lee! Friend Request Accepted, thanks for Requesting! Congratulations on your books. I hope you're having a great weekend and a great Summer 2016. Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Blessings!

Best wishes from Majenta


message 9: by Lee

Lee Foust This just went up today, a guest entry i wrote for a friend and fellow writer's blog, explaining a bit what's in my book Sojourner.

http://survivinginitaly.com/2014/04/0...


Scribble Orca Happy New Year, Lee - all the best for 2014!


message 7: by Lee

Lee Foust Received Gaddis' Recognitions and JR in the mail today: herniated postperson.


message 6: by Lee

Lee Foust In case you want to keep up/be informed of my other writing and literature projects you can Find them here: https://www.facebook.com/Lee.Foust.Li... (You can also friend me on facebook--I'm not proud.)


message 5: by Lee

Lee Foust I brought so many books home to Florence from the States this summer... I'm drowning in first page reads. The water is lovely but it's time to get past an introduction and read something.


message 4: by Lee

Lee Foust A new short story by yours truly on the theme of justice, the Papacy, corruption and worldly power. Straight outta history. http://leefoust.blogspot.it/2013/04/t...


Scribble Orca Ciao, grazie per l'invito. Mi dispiace che prendevo cosi tanto tempo per rispondere. Civediamo!


message 2: by Kris

Kris Thank you so much for the friend request, Lee. I'm so glad to get to read more of your reviews, and to discuss common interests, including medieval studies! :)


message 1: by Lee

Lee Foust http://pinterest.com/leefoust/books-a...

A visual/textual meditation upon writers and their art. Check it out, join in!


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