Re: What are you trying to tell me, Dedalus Books?

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I enjoy a... kind of... intellectual film... with titties which is very European.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 05- 6-10 4:40 PM
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Based on that image, I'd say "a kind of intellectual fiction which is very European" translates as "The women have serious discussions about Wittgenstein, and Olga loses her panties in the first chapter."


Posted by: MAE | Link to this comment | 05- 6-10 4:44 PM
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Simplicissimus is one of their top ten titles?!

I guess this

Dedalus has invented its own distinctive genre, which we term distorted reality, where the bizarre, the unusual, the grotesque and the surreal meld in a kind of intellectual fiction which is very European

sounds not unrelated to the picaresque.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 05- 6-10 4:54 PM
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I dunno, Blume, the description by Mann makes it sound pretty entertaining.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05- 6-10 4:56 PM
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For a moment, I thought you were referring to this publisher and wondering why you thought them "very European".


Posted by: DominEditrix | Link to this comment | 05- 6-10 5:04 PM
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Oh, it's hilarious in its way (though still overlong). But Germans are also perhaps more attached to it than non-Germans could ever be, in that The-30-Years-War-Happened-to-Us! sort of way.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 05- 6-10 5:07 PM
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Meh, better link.


Posted by: DominEditrix | Link to this comment | 05- 6-10 5:07 PM
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The fact that it's spelt "Dedalus" doesn't exactly scream European.


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 05- 6-10 5:10 PM
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Extremely European: Maurice Girodias
Very European: Mme. Sarkozy
European: M. Sarkozy
Slightly European: Tony Blair
Not European: Stan Lee


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 05- 6-10 5:13 PM
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That particular combination of underwear and shoes seems rather German to me.


Posted by: jim | Link to this comment | 05- 6-10 6:33 PM
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What is German?


Posted by: OPINIONATED BIEBER | Link to this comment | 05- 6-10 6:37 PM
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Is that a common bookstore name? We have one.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 05- 6-10 7:02 PM
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Icarus Books went out of business after that scandal with the binding glue on their big multi-volume history of the orrery.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05- 6-10 7:06 PM
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AND cork.


Posted by: Lord Orrery and Cork | Link to this comment | 05- 6-10 7:07 PM
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It turns out I lied. Only their web page background has failed.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05- 6-10 7:13 PM
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It's a publishing house, Stanley.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05- 6-10 7:17 PM
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I see.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 05- 6-10 7:20 PM
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I was hoping that it was related to This Daedalus, although it turns out there are a lot of things with that name.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 05- 6-10 7:52 PM
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Very European: Mme. Sarkozy

You think so? I knew who she was before I ever heard of him. Bruni = International. Sarkozy = Provincial. (But I def agree with Girodias and Lee.)


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 05- 6-10 9:40 PM
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19: To me she looks, speaks and moves like the height of a certain sort of unlimitedly seductive European femininity.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 05- 7-10 7:08 AM
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The fact that it's spelt "Dedalus" doesn't exactly scream European.

Stephen Dedalus was European.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 05- 7-10 7:30 AM
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21: So were Daedalus and Icarus and, if I recall correctly, most of Daedalus' patrons.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 05- 7-10 7:37 AM
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The Arabian Nightmare is good fun, Neb. You should read it!


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 05- 7-10 8:56 AM
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To me she looks, speaks and moves like the height of a certain sort of unlimitedly seductive European femininity.

Yes, that makes so much more sense to me in the sober light of morning.


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 05- 7-10 8:56 AM
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22: but they spelt it "Daedalus".


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 05- 7-10 10:01 AM
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