The Explanation
(for those who require one)

And, of course, that is what all of this is -- all of this: the one song, ever changing, ever reincarnated, that speaks somehow from and to and for that which is ineffable within us and without us, that is both prayer and deliverance, folly and wisdom, that inspires us to dance or smile or simply to go on, senselessly, incomprehensibly, beatifically, in the face of mortality and the truth that our lives are more ill-writ, ill-rhymed and fleeting than any song, except perhaps those songs -- that song, endlesly reincarnated -- born of that truth, be it the moon and June of that truth, or the wordless blue moan, or the rotgut or the elegant poetry of it. That nameless black-hulled ship of Ulysses, that long black train, that Terraplane, that mystery train, that Rocket '88', that Buick 6 -- same journey, same miracle, same end and endlessness."
-- Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather

P is for Pulp #34


Flesh Cult
(by Clyde Allison)
(Nightstand Book; 1963)

9 comments :

pinstripebindi said...

Maybe he's just trying to figure out why this woman has no nipples or exterior genitalia.

Testify said...

Do women have exterior genitalia?
Nipple lack aside this woman doesn't look that unusual to me.

pinstripebindi said...

Have you ever looked at a vagina? Even if you shave, it's still generally not one solid piece of unbroken, smooth flesh.

R.H. said...

Cut the cackle, lust is the high altar of everything.

Cinebeats said...

It's called "P for Pulp" because it's a pulp book cover, kids. If you're looking for an anatomy book you'll have to hunt elsewhere.

pinstripebindi said...

*shrug* It's not like, IMPORTANT to me or anything. I made a flippant remark which was questioned, so I answered.

Tommy O'C said...

Looks like excellent bedtime reading to me.

Steve C. said...

I wanna read that book. Like, right now.

swac said...

Forget the book, I wanna join the cult!