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· Dream-Dust Parasites

· The Angel of Luxury and Sadness, Volume One

· Facing The Demon of noontide

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· The Orpheus Plague

· The Phantom Library

· Theresa Jones - by Ian Irvine (hobson)

· The Doubtful Muse - by Ian Irvine (Hobson)

· Samuel Elmsmore Dreams of Harry The Crab

· Five Boxes and a Knife

· Trevor Franklin Refuses to Allow me to Impress my Teacher

· New Science Perspectives on Ghosts and Other Paranormal Phenomena

· Sara Douglass, Speculative Fiction & Medieval History

· Transmedia Story-Telling (in a Holographic Multiverse)

· Zoetics: New Perspectives on Fundamental Creativity

· Muse of the Long-Haul: Thirty-One Isles of the Creative Imagination

· Trickster Gods and the Quantum Muse: Creativity and the Multiverse

· Hermesian Epidemics: Depression, Anxiety, Derealisation, Narcissism ,

· Hermes Negatively Polarised - Pt 5 Alchemy and the Imagination

· The Angel of Luxury and Sadness

· Notes on Creativity Revolutions: Modernism - A Literature of the Void?

· Hiroshima Dance

· Three Poems in Platform 15

· Any Available Exit

· Spirits in Triples

· Tending the Grove - from the Taliesin-Ceridwen Sequence

· The Chase Across time (part 2)

· The Chase Across Time (Part 1)

· The World Rushed in (The Awen)

· Three Drops From the Cauldron

· The Ghost Narrates

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· Aradale Creativity Weekend

· The Gods Abandon Olympus (for Hollywood) - Public Talk

· Sara Douglass Worlds - Revived

· Bendigo Writers Festival 2014

· An Accidental Soldier (based on Silent Parts by John Charalambous)

· Voyage of the Beagle poems at

· Three Poems from 'Coral Reveries' published by Poetry Life and Times

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This much published article has influenced film-makers and other creative people over the years. This is a slightly up-dated version though the main argument is unchanged. I probably see things somewhat differently these days - nevertheless, I think the article contains important insights that stand the test of time.

Go to Scribd version of 'Towards and Outline of Postmodern Ennui' copyright Ian Irvine, 1999-2010 all rights reserved. First Published in 'The Antigonish Review" (Canada) edition 116, 1999. Sections of the article also appear in The Angel of Luxury and Sadness, my non-fiction book on chronic ennui in the post-traditional Western world.

The article has also been extensively referenced/quoted from, e.g. see:
'Cyberspace as an Excuse from Responsibility', by Moira Carroll-Mayer and Bernd Carsten Stahl, Ethical Space: The International Journal of Communication Ethics, p.42 Vol 2 No. 3 , 2005.

Communication Ethics Now, (book of essays, see p.286) edited by Richard Keeble, Troubador Publishing, 2008.

Essays on Boredom and Modernity, (book Introduction p.20) 2009, edited by Barbara Dalle Pezze and Carlo Salzani. 

'A Small Dissertation on St. Ignatius of Loyola and the Clinical Description of Depression from a Hindu Perspective', at Lectio Divina or Daily Readings (Tantra oriented blog-site). 

 'The Philosopher' blog, 'My Sorrow Thesis' page.




Web Site Essay on Postmodern Ennui

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