Hm… I should probably be a just that little bit sneaky and conveniently forget that I’ve already told you this, but:
I am intending to set the price of The Great Flâneur Massacre at $2.99.
I believe this is a fair price to pay for a first novella; particularly one which my esteemed colleagues at Glossy News weren’t prepared to turn their noses up at, when I published two samples!
I mean, these guys sure know their David Mitchell from their David Hassellhoff, or their Noel Gallagher from their… um, Gallagher.
Uh, that’s right, those two examples did have a bit of a pro-Euroweenie bias. Like, hell, don’t look back in anger! You know, us UK folks just can’t help it.
I mean, US comedians are funny too, especially the amateur ones who are paid good honest money to be professional spin doctors. So I guess we really aren’t so different after all, right?
Well, anyhoo, add $2.99 to the two free books, and it’s an absolute steal! Especially with two previous ‘ivory tower’ themed stories from GlossyNews added at the end. (One story is about the scholar of ‘obviousness,’ Angus Smiggles; the other is about Humbert Hegel, the paternalistic campus liberation nuisance who would probably have fitted in just fine in The Great Flâneur Massacre.
And please also spread the word about my novella or the two other ebooks I am releasing on July 31, if you know anyone who may be interested.
If, however, you are a humanities student currently seeking tenure, maybe hold off on all the ivory tower satire for a bit. You don’t want to be seen as a troublemaker.
On the other hand, if you want to help a satirically-inclined humanities student see off the the rest of his studies without scribbling in a chilly Parisian (or at least London) garret, throw the poor dog a bone and he will be sure bark some more, in the near future!
To be fair, and to end it all on a suitably pompous note, I don’t think my novella on the ivory tower is an anti-academic text.
I mean, any one of us who have studies the humanities should have an experience of wrestling with our consciences, particularly where there are questions of privilege and of unequal power dynamics.
So I hope that The Great Flâneur Massacre, in the long run, will be seen as more constructive than destructive!
As you will have undoubtedly guessed, the memes in my articles about The Great Flâneur Massacre in Glossy News do not express the actual opinions either of Harold Bloom, or of the late Allan Bloom and Jacques Derrida.
Still, I would like to think that each professor would enjoy my novella if I had only the opportunity to present it; as, like so many of us, all three professors have always appreciated a good read!