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· Dream-Dust Parasites

· Facing The Demon of noontide

Short Stories
· 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

· 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?

· Notes on Creativity Revolutions - Contemporary Experimental Literatures

· Creativity Revolutions - Gods and Scribes of the Ancient Near East

· 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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The Angel of Luxury and Sadness, Volume One
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Publisher:  Booksurge ISBN-10:  158898060X Type:  Non-Fiction


Copyright:  Jan 1 2001


A detailed study of the origins of the New Alienation. The author labels it normative or postmodern ennui and traces its rise to cultural power over the last two centuries.

A detailed study of the origins of the New Alienation (Postmodern Ennui) which is linked to social and cultural trends such as hypercapitalism, spiritual disenchantment, globalization, mediatisation, modern childrearing techniques, and so on.


I have argued that the vast literature on chronic ennui, stretching back over some two and a half thousand years of Western history, points to a modern form of chronic ennui which threatens the entire species. Today's chronic ennui is not confined to specific institutions nor to particular classes or social groupings but pervades Westernised social structures. It must not be seen as a mere temporary malaise ... but should be seen as the culmination of many historical developments which have placed more and more stress on the emotional and spiritual faculties of the human soul.Ennui [now] attacks ... and infects ... various organs of culture and society in systematic ways.

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