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Fantazius Mallare

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  58 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
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Fantazius Mallare considered himself mad because he was unable to behold in the meaningless gesturings of time, space and evolution a dramatic little pantomime adroitly centered about the routine of his existence. He was a silent looking man with black hair and an aquiline nose. His eyes were lifeless because they paid no homage to the world outside him.

When he
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Published March 1st 2010 by B&R Samizdat Express (first published 1922)
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Melinda
This is a very unusual book which is most beautifully written. Let me tell you some facts about it first. The copy you download free from Amazon is #832 of 2000 which were sold by subscription in 1922. They included 10 woodcuts which were beautiful and edgy. These woodcuts have not been included in the Amazon edition, for the same reason I think that the U.S. government banned this book in the same year. The dedication alone is amazing. It is insulting to almost every recognizable religious grou ...more
Mimi Wolske
May 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
plenty of explicit sex...in fact, this book was suppressed for quite a few years. but, what struck me was the beginning... it was really disturbing. in fact, i think that it was perhaps the most venomous, hate-filled, manic-depressive, pathological thing i've ever read. if ever there was a book that could actually make someone WANT to commit suicide, this one is it.

this is the same guy who also wrote "His Girl Friday" and "Some Like It Hot".

yes, FOUR STARS... i really did like this one.
april violet
I found my copy at a used book store. I was taken by the illustration on the back of a man in fatigued coitus with a tree shaped like a woman (I suppose that must chafe). The illustrations in the book are sinewy and angular. Although eye-catching they have very little to do with the plot.

Fantazius Mallare is a misanthropic, reclusive artist at war with reason. He decides to track down a woman as a means to achieve omnipotence. The results don't go as planned, and he is unable to distinguish betw
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BC Batcheshire
Feb 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A bit brutal, but a great immersion of Man's perspective of Woman as object, even in her use as muse; a good study of the inherent misogyny of social conditioning - especially in composition of personal judgment - lending to the condemnation of senses and sensuality as feminine/weakness/sacrilege; and the damages wrought due to disregard of the Female, resulting primarily in the execution of inhumane impulses and a social schizophrenia on the part of participants.
Bonfirebonanza
Sep 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Too bad it was so short, could've kept on going for days.
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