Wild Pilgrimage – Lynd Ward

“In the American experience there is probably no more basic or recurrent impulse than to leave society. It is a madness- or a sanity- that can take hold of any citizen when the daily grind becomes suddenly more abrasive than anyone should be asked to endure; when the crush of too many people in too … Continue reading Wild Pilgrimage – Lynd Ward

Ptak Science Books: Rising to a Higher State of Misery: Books Read by Frankenstein’s “Monster”

"The animated human created by Victor Frankenstein in 20-year-old Mary Shelley's anonymously published Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus was a far more intelligent being than was ever portrayed in the many movies that made the novel famous in the 20th century. “Frankenstein” refers to Dr. Victor, not the creation, who refers to himself as the … Continue reading Ptak Science Books: Rising to a Higher State of Misery: Books Read by Frankenstein’s “Monster”