Just another Imperial Gothic….lifestyle

YES, this week more of ZAZEN will be posted on Arthur. Speaking of Heart of Darkness, I have just spent another day annotating a bibliography for a critical history of Heart of Darkness–not because they pay me, not because anyone cares, not because I have anything origial to say, but AS AN ACADEMIC EXERCISE. I need a new pass time. It did occur to me, though,  that the Imperial edges are becoming alarmingly homogeneous. Below is my version of the MMPI. I’ve boiled it down to 3 telling options and one question.

1) Pick Your Leader

healthcare visionary
Hans Christian Anderson and his charming Nightengale
traveling hot tub salesman


  1. I’ve never done an annotated bibliography, but have wondered about its potential as a story form. Somewhere between the filmography-footnote in Infinite Jest and the Dictionary of the Khazars, maybe, or maybe in a fully different direction. You say you have three options and a question: is that a question with three options, or is the question not stated?

    Also: rereading this book makes me wish i was a better artist, so i could make icons (the eyeliner saint, the beaded queen). I was looking for rat photos when i found this project. I don’t know quite what i want to make of it. Maybe you will?

  2. The original question was–who would you pick as leader? but then I decided to make it a command. oops. I guess we could say the question was implied? nice rat accessories….ummmm? I’ll have to work them in.

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