On Ligotti.net there are some threads about clowns. In particular the news reports about clowns menacing and how similar such episodes are to The Clowns of Mirocaw etc...
Here is a recent one
Here is one from 2014
Here is one from 2013
It may all be kicking off worldwide in the last couple of months, but the Northampton Clown was at it three years ago! http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-n...powell-2366915
I'm one of Britain's hardest men. Dyer would have profiled me but he shit himself when he saw me.
Ooh look - an article on Ligotti and 'corporate horror'! Just stumbled across it, not read it yet but may try to absorb what I can via my desktop workstation during my allotted nutrient ingestion break.
For decades, Ligotti’s fiction has avoided any sustained literary and critical attention for decades......within an uncanny and imaginative and decaying literary world-view...Yeesh, I actually feel kind of for the guy....the likes of Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi, Bülent Diken, Ray Brassier and Eugene Thacker, for example...
Edit: and that's not even a complete list of awful clangers in the first two paragraphs!
Last edited by Mr. Tea; 19-10-2016 at 11:09 AM.
There is one paragraph where 'this paper' is mentioned 4 times.
I think I'd like to see a Ligotteque tribute in this academic style.
The Last Feast of Harlequin is close: 'I had for some years been engaged in various anthropological projects with the primary ambition of articulating the significance of the clown figure in diverse cultural contexts.' LOL.
But perhaps something really overboard. All passive sentences, close to curatorial speech. Throwing around the words like 'speculative' etc...
Perhaps this will be my next story.