avant gardism


BSD Characters and their Real Prototypes
Port Mafia:

1. Ryuunosuke Akutagawa — Japanese writer, a classic of the new Japanese literature. Known for his short stories and novels. The style of his works was mostly casual and uncomplicated. Akutagawa suffered from mental disorders. One of his famous stories is ‘The Gate of Rashyomon’ (Rashyomon)

2. Chuuya Nakahara — Japanese poet and translator of French poetry of symbolism in Japanese. Is one of the most important poets of Japan of the XX century. Nakahara led bohemian lifestyle. He wrote in the style of tanka but he adhered to the Western canons of versification. Known for his 'Songs of Old Days’ (For the Tainted Sorrow)

3. Odasaku Sakunosuke (Oda Sakunosuke) — Japanese writer. He is often grouped with Dazai Osamu and Ando Sakaguchi. His characters often didn’t fit in what were traditionally considered appropriate forms, either in their frank humanness or in their stubborn individuality. Also wrote radio drama scenarios. Wrote many critical essays. Known for his 'Stories of Osaka Life’ (Flawless)

4. Ichiyo Higuchi — Japanese writer. Became famous as the author of short stories about the life of ordinary people. Known for her 'Life in the Wilderness’, 'Thirteenth Night’

5. Motojiro Kajii — writer, the author of two dozen autobiographical stories and several dozen student sketches. Kajii was called a representative of the genre of ego-fiction, as well as the author of poetry in prose. The only book published during his lifetime was 'Lemon’ (Lemon Bomb)

6. Ryuro Hirotsu — novelist. In his works he revealed the depths of human life. The heroes of his works belonged to the lower social classes that was suffering from poverty. Known for his short story 'Black Lizard’ (Falling Camellia)

7. Michizo Tachihara — Japanese poet and architect. Michizo struggeled to find a way for an urban poet to root himslef in traditional customs and still be 'modern’. He wrote openly about his feelings and was in his heart, allowing his verse to be both uncontaminated and genuine. Known for his 'Of Dawn, Of Dusk’

8. Ogai Mori — Japanese writer, critic and translator. By profession, a military doctor. His name is associated with emrgence and development of romanticism in Japan. Known for his works 'The Dancer’, 'Bubbles on the water’ and 'Messenger’ (Vita Sexualis)

9. Koyo Ozaki — Japanese writer. Mainly wrote historical novels. The language of his works was considered as conversational. He protested against the capitalist system. Known for his works 'The love confession of two nuns’, 'Fragnant Headboard’, 'Three Wives’ (Golden Demon)

10. Kyusaku Yumeno — was the pen name of the early Showa period author, Sugiyama Taido. He wrote detective novels and is known for his avant-gardism and his surrealistic, wildly imaginative and fantastic, even bizzare narratives. Known for his 'Love After Death’, 'Hell in a Bottle’, 'Terrifying Tokyo’ (Dogra Magra)

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Le 28 octobre 1922 les squadristes marchent sur Rome…

“Les jeunes gens à la barbiche taillée en pointe, à la Balbo, les casques peints en rouge, une tête de mort brodée sur leur chemise noire, le poignard passé dans une large ceinture de cuir, chantent sous la pluie”

De tout leur être, donc, ils furent révolutionnaires.
Fascinés par l'impétuosité d'une modernité à façonner et à dominer, ils ne furent jamais rétrogrades, ne souffrirent pas de torticolis, tout au plus furent-ils tentés à maintes reprises par l'avant-gardisme, surtout par le futurisme.
Enthousiastes et triomphants, ils regardaient vers le futur, vers un futur proche, qui aurait vu le réveil de la patrie, le renversement des barrières sociales iniques et aurait été caractérisé par le progrès social et moral, au nom de la dignité et de la justice.
Une nouvelle Rome, réaliste, austère, guerrière, industrieuse et constructive.

La charrue trace le sillon, l'épée le défend

Gabriele ADINOLFI “Pensées corsaires”

wholesale surrender

you are my beloved
whispering dulcimer
chasing shadows
into unknown
twilight symptoms

you are not guilty
of brutish illusions
lying on solicitous
matrimonial beds …

but … something
comes of it
in the flummery feathers of your fluttering eyelid -

a wink
flirty with
scampi sauce
of New Orleans
oozing with avant-gardism
conjunctively in the mode
of “natural selection”
tricking emotions
into a total

i am
at the mercy
of this posthumous adolescence
of your bath towel psychotic chenille
bamboozled with the fragrance of your
delirious uptown upbeat sassy swagger …

the wards
of life’s insane lovers
flew open the day you arrived

congested sorrow
in seismic orgasm
belched its
funeral rites
across the bedroom floor - and we were set free.