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By J. P. Donleavy

A Fairy story of recent York is a humorous, lusty, and unhappy novel of comedian genius.

Returning from research overseas, Cornelius Christian enters customs together with his baggage and his lifeless spouse. His first come upon in manhattan is with a funeral director, with whom he reluctantly takes employment to pay for the burial bills. during his tasks he meets the attractive Fanny Sourpuss over her millionaire husband's useless physique. despite the fact that, his over-enthusiastic dealing with of his first corpse lands him in court.

Cornelius Christian wanders during the nice unhappy cathedral that's long island, interpreting the human situation in all its comedian pathos and lonely absurdity. no matter if lingering within the Automat ingesting from part empty espresso cups and stealing baked beans from the plates of shoppers who go searching for ketchup, or discovering love on a highway nook basically to finish up scuffling with his method out of a hooker's fists, Cornelius Christian, heroic anti-hero, sings of life's goodness within the wake of catastrophe.

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Who’d left it there? Did it point to the existence of a secret plan to commit terrorist attacks? Or was it a ploy to divert the cops’ investigation from the right path?

Travel broadens the mind, opens you up to the Other, to the dialogue between cultures! He finally opted to choose blindfolded. Chance, he conjectured, would put him on the right road. THE EROS BOMB Military scientists working at the Wright-Patterson Air Force base in Dayton, Ohio, requested funds from the Pentagon to develop chemical agents that would arouse irresistible lust among the enemy infantry once they were spread across hostile airspace. The so-called erogenous bomb contained aphrodisiac substances to trigger off collective homoerotic behavior and seriously undermine the defensive capacities of the country targeted.

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