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Venusia Audio Book

‘Library Stack is proud to present the audio book version of Mark von Schlegell’s novel Venusia as part of our contribution to Montez Press Radio. The broadcast will begin Monday night, August 13th at 11:59 PM, and pick up each night at the same time for one week. Venusia is presented with the permission of Mark von Schlegell….”


ls_cover_full-520x866Science fiction auteur, paperback revolutionary, agile co-occupant of literary and art worlds, admirably independent mind Mark von Schlegell is an ideal curator-guide for the bizzarro world of nineteenth century American literature. The rift in history made in the writing of Poe, Emerson, Douglass, Dickinson, Melville, Hawthorne, Henry James et al, Schlegell identifies as a fictional machine through which literary worlds become possible words, then makes a Carrollian flip into the mirror, a splash into the glass, as Cocteau showed us in Orphée. Burroughs called it the “pre-recordings”—the deep code out of which reality is projected. Schlegell calls it the Realometer

— Paul Grimstad


Realometer Re-Loaded (pdf) on LibraryStack