That Belle was brought into Memoirs “10478 to destroy me after I gave Frail – a clue – is profound. We are now in High Literature. The Crying of Lot 49 is a novella by Thomas Pynchon, first published in 1965. The shortest of Pynchon’s novels, it is about a woman, Oedipa Maas, possibly unearthing the centuries-old conflict between two mail distribution companies, Thurn und Taxis and the Trystero (or Tristero). The former actually existed and was the first firm to distribute postal mail; the latter is Pynchon’s invention. The novel is often classified as a notable example of postmodern fiction. Time included the novel in its “TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dtqt0bXb4Y
The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 120,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.
The busiest day of the year was May 9th with 1,453 views. The most popular post that day was Threat From Alley Valkerie.
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Thus reads my glowing annual report about this blog that comes with a photograph of my Muse Gone Bad, who took my phone number after I told her Royal Rosamond Press is a newspaper dedicated to preserving Bohemian types. I am a Bohemian type. Indeed, I may be the reigning ‘Last of the Bohemians’ after the death of Jeryl Zorthian who was given that title. Belle Burch and her friends are wanna-be…
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