A Readable Reader

A Readable Reader

A Readable Reader

A Readable Reader



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Disappointed by our audience's disappointment in "First Loves", Bartleby Willard and Amble Whistletown have reconsidered our recent literary and philosophical creations with particular attention to readability.

We've asked, "Will readers enjoy reading this?" to many and diverse pieces, selecting for this volume only those cases where we felt fairly confident of a "Yes, this is both readable and worth reading".

Did we choose wisely? Were we ever even in possession of the raw materials necessary for success? We hope so; we hope so.

The selections include tales of the Pure Love industry (from "First Loves" and elsewhere); essays lying along various points of the lyrical-to-philosophical spectrum (from "First Essays"); frame stories of Bartleby Willard's life and times at Skullvalley After Whistletown Bookmakers, both from the standard and from a less standard SAWB mythology; many poems; several advertisements for Pure Love and related concepts; a few first-hand accounts of life in New York City; and a general sense of lonesome.

Is the book good?
We cannot say, but we pray
that it is good,
and that you'll find it
a pleasant stream, gently pulling you along
as you slowly sink deeper and deeper
into it's calm cool but persistent fellowship.

Your friends in a way
in that way we're all bound up as one,
your friends in that eternal magic way,

Bartleby Willard
Amble Whistletown

Product Details

BN ID: 2940163068098
Publisher: Andrew Mackenzie Watson
Publication date: 05/03/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 171 KB

About the Author

Bartleby Willard, self-creating fiction, the daydream who'd become real, works and lives in the Skullvalley After Whistletown Building in Somewhere Sometime Wall Street, Isle of Manhattos.

His hobbies include turning himself into whatever animal or personage fits his mood.

He can often be found floating behind the Staten Island Ferry as a Seagull, thinking quiet thoughts upon the Atlantic floorboards as a giant whale of this or that make and model, frolic-leaping with the surf as a dolphin, tossing himself from limb to limb high up in a sun-strewing Madagascarian canopy as a lemur, or around town, chatting and/or arguing with his editor Amble Whistletown as a physically transparent but otherwise convincing humanoid.

Visit him at From-Bartleby.com, PureLoveShop.com, LanguagesAndLiterature.com, or wherever wispy daydreams are pawned off as solid realities.
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