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Author:  Chris Conway [ Thu Aug 01, 2002 11:47 am ]
Post subject:  Camels

Just getting thru Not to Mention Camels....
Phew...heavy trip...
Obfuscation abounds...
I can feel my mind mangling under the strain ...

Author:  Allen [ Sun Aug 04, 2002 3:24 am ]
Post subject:  Camels

Not To Mention The Camels is easy to understand. It is about an Adolph Hitler figure, or a figure like Charles Manson or Jim Jones.

Author:  Chris Conway [ Mon Aug 05, 2002 2:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Camels

I figured that - but its the way RAL keeps saying - in his inimitable way - that something is so, then it isn't so etc. And the convoluted image on image. Plus the world hopping and dying and not dying etc etc. love it but it's one of RAL's "strong brews" I think. I thought the same of Easterwine. Little chunks at a time were all I could handle...

Author:  Allen [ Thu Aug 08, 2002 8:47 am ]
Post subject:  Camels

It is always very difficult when reading Lafferty to figure out what means something and what is merely there for play - and as you well know Lafferty loves to play incessantly. When Lafferty, in Not To Mention Camels, says something is so but then depicts the opposite, I think he could be saying something about the unreality that swirls around cult-figures.

Author:  martinheavisides [ Thu May 17, 2007 3:41 am ]
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I work on the assumption that everything in Lafferty means something, and everything is there for play. I've never seen any contradiction between the two.

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