MEET MY MAKER THE MAD MOLECULE: Short Stories & Sketches by J. P. Donleavy
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MEET MY MAKER THE MAD MOLECULE: Short Stories & Sketches

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DONLEAVY STILL A SCAMP STOP STILL WRITES PHRASES LIKE BIRTHDAYGRAMS NOT SENTENCES STOP STILL MEETS LIFE FACE TO FACE SIDEWAYS RUNNING AWAY STOP QUITE LIKELY UNDER POLICE SURVEILLANCE, HE OFTEN BITES BEFORE HE RUNS, FEELS THE WORLD IS OUT TO GET HIM, LIKES TO LIVE IN WIGWAM STOP IN NEW BOOK RUNNING LIKE ORIGINAL GINGERBREAD MAN THROUGH DUBLIN, LONDON, AND NEW YORK, ALSO THROUGH CHILDHOOD, COLLEGE, AND WITH DEEP-SEATED ALMOST PAGAN RESISTANCE TO MARRIAGE REPEAT MARRIAGE, NOT WOMEN STOP FEELS GREATEST CRIME IS LOSS OF NATURAL FREEDOM STOP PAGES FULL OF GENTLE, BRIGHT, SAD PHRASES LIKE GERMS ON A TEST SLIDE (STUDIED TO BE CHEMIST) STOP LONG TALENT FOR SHORT FLIGHTS; FOLLOWERS ADMIRE LYRIC CRISPNESS AND STANCE RATHER THAN NARRATIVE GIFTS STOP LAUGHS ALWAYS LIKE ARISTOCRAT APPREHENDED UNDER SHABBY CIRCUMSTANCES STOP ADMIRERS INSIST ON KIND OF SHORTHAND GLORY IN SCENES HE CAPSULIZES AND TELESCOPES (""AND NOW DRIVING TO FRIENDS' HOUSES, PLEADING OVER PORCELAIN, TELL ME BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE, WHAT'S IT REALLY LIKE, I'M TOO YOUNG TO LOVE UNDER CONTRACT."") STOP THE BEAST THAT BRUITS BEHIND HIS CIVILIZED VENEER WANTS TO DEVOUR LIFE STOP SUGGEST COPY OF ""A FAIRY TALE OF NEW YORK"" INCLUDED HEREIN BE AIRDROPPED ON OLYMPUS.

Pub Date: Sept. 28th, 1964
Publisher: Little, Brown-A.M.P.