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The spell : a romance

Author: Tom Clark
Publisher: Santa Rosa, CA : Black Sparrow Press, 2000.
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Genre/Form: Humorous fiction
Gothic fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Clark, Tom, 1941-
Spell.
Santa Rosa, CA : Black Sparrow Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606326186
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Clark
ISBN: 1574231243 9781574231243 1574231235 9781574231236 1574231251 9781574231250
OCLC Number: 43567661
Description: 205 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Prelude: Blue Morpho --
The Hero Receives His Toxic Charge --
Madder Lake --
The Old Calling --
Heroic Sweat --
The Peripety of Big Jesus --
Born Under a Bud Sign --
The Hero Laments His Moniker --
Will-o'-the-Wisp Nivene --
Portrait of the Hero --
Doofus Voodoo --
Gallantry --
The Hero and the Chanteuse in the Bone Room --
Moon to the Left of Me --
The Hero's Dream of the Postman and Nivene --
Where Has Love Gone --
Fleeting Promises (Nivene's Song) --
Pink Moon --
The Hero to Psyche --
Nine Out of Ten --
Beyond the Pelting Villages --
Lake Insanity --
The Hero's Hard Logic --
Something for Nothing --
In the Rambling Life --
Betrayal --
The Trust of Romance --
Long Lear Comes Down --
Pulling Pigs --
The Hero Reconsiders His Chivalric Options --
Pouring Concrete --
The Hero Mumbles Sweet Nothings into His Own Reflection in the Pool of Spilled Emotion --
The Knights' Valediction --
Witches --
The Fall from Grace --
Man of Mud --
The Knight Pause in His Quest to Attend the Convention of Dusky Wings --
Madder Lake Before Dawn --
The Hero's Dream of a Sprite Near Madder Lake --
Still Madder Lake --
What the Witch Told Big Jesus --
The Hero's Solitary Vow --
A Born Freak --
The Dump Truck Knight --
The Hero Justifies His Chivalric Shortcomings to the Chanteuse via a Lesson in Geography --
In a Vale Near Madder Lake --
In the Chapel Perilous --
Epaminondas Gets Particular About the Ritual Aspect of the Dump Truck Knight --
Another View, Offered by Abbot Squayre Dood --
The Time of the Heroes --
i. In a Mud Puddle Near Lake Insanity --
ii. What the Blue Morpho Does in the Hero's Dream --
iii. Heroic Encounter with Mechanical Damselflies --
iv. Blue Morpho's Mystery --
v. The Hero's Dream of Being a Dark Knight of Trapping and Bottling --
The Hero Sacks Out at the Millennium Motel --
Exorcism --
Sanctuary (Shades of Insect Farms) --
The Recovery of the Bucket of Bolts --
Killing Time --
Endzone --
In the Pelting Villages --
Guilt: A Riddle --
Witches Again --
Up by Slate Lake --
On the Run --
At Lake Plantagenet --
Miscegenation --
A Cave Up by Lake Plantagenet --
Big Jesus at Madder Lake --
Simulacrum Chanteuse (The Word Nivene) --
What He Had Done --
The Crime Spree --
Twang --
What Big Jesus Saw in the Parking Lot Behind the Secret Shacks --
The Manhunt --
A Spell Falls Over the Lake Country North of the Falls --
The Way Back --
The Ritual Scorn Greeting --
Intellectual History of the Woods --
Stark and Shaggy --
Madness and Exile --
Big Jesus Performs the Several Ceremonial Ablutions --
The Hero Discovered in His Pathetic Ritual Aspect --
Gone Native --
Purgation and Bewitching --
Beyond the Treeline --
Outside the Chain Link Fence of the Secret Shacks --
Sundown in the Woods --
Those Foolish Things --
Big Jesus' Dream of the Collapsing Pier --
Stumbling Through the Woods the Hero Looks Back and Wonders --
In the Forest Deep --
Unbeknownst to Him, Nivene Pursues the Lost Hero Into the Animistic Heart of the Forest Deep --
Humility --
A Walk in the Woods Near the Abbey of the Witches Superior --
The Force --
Sleeplessness and Nivene --
The Letter --
The Self-Unseeing (Imaginary Letter to Nivene) --
The Books of Big Jesus --
The Awakening --
The Awakening (II) --
The Asphodel --
The Hero's Dream of Attempting to Trap and Bottle the Untouchable Purity of Nivene --
A Clearing (Nivene Reappears) --
Among the Stones --
Approaching Metamorphosis --
Anamorphosis (The Doubtful Resolution of the Reversal-of-Romance Quest Crux) --
The Day of Destiny --
Nivene's Dream --
Postlude: The Spell.
Responsibility: Tom Clark.

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