Textiloma :
or, The Postmodern Epimetheus

vol II of "SSES' "SSES' 'SSEY"

 by anon I'm us

ISBN: 978-1-940853-11-6

[to be published according the schedule at right ]

At the end of volume I of ‘SSES” ‘SSES” “SSEY, the author has the corpse of his dead father surgically removed from his body, but then dies (in a parked car like his father) post-op, before the scar heals, becoming Ulysses in a father-figurative sense. In Textiloma (vol II), the medical transcript of "the making of" (a prescription of sorts) is figuratively transplanted into the body of the surviving brother (now Telemachus) who adopts a patient/ghost-writer (anon I’m us) to adapt the script since he's too close to the material + deathly afraid of surgeries, reverse engineering this contextual operation to bring both their brother + father home for a proper burial.

... this is the story below the surface. Above ground, the 2 brothers work on a movie together in France, entitled: Or, A Postmodern Epimetheus, a remake of Frankenstein featuring Prometheus's lesser-known brother, Epimetheus (literally 'afterthought,' as opposed to his brother, 'forethought'). In this script within the transcript (drawing an analogy to René Daumal's Mount Analogue), the 2 brothers climb an unnameable mountain in the "Himalayus" to re-trieve the corpse of their father (who by now is Sisyphus, Ulysses's true father) who died (by "sewerside") attempting to climb the same peak. At the end of the day, the mountain remains unclimbed (at least not by any 1 that lived to tell the tale). The script is never made into a film. The cathartic operation only takes place in spirit. Textiloma (from Greek textile + Swahili boma = hiding place) becomes the very textile/gauze that is accidentally left behind during the imagined operation on their brother/father.
By "prossesing" the texts, script, art + "journels" we become them, anonymously, as with the persona assumed by recovering additcts/ substance abusers. "The ½ of u in us is the 2nd chants u get," we read/write, in finishing this suicide note that you'all never got to leave behind.

The gauzey text/image of Textiloma will be digitally serialized (as PDFs) in "reel-time," as it's transcribed (if we can make it on time), before the analog (dead-tree-based) book version is published, according to the following schedule:

  • 05 Jan 2020 (85th/38th birth-/death-day of father)—
    Ch 12: Oxen of the Son II (bridge between volumes 1 + II)

  • 14 Jan 2020—Ch 1: Reinhabiting Deependsea

  • 23 Jan 2020—Ch 2: The Entelechy of Telemachy

  • 01 Feb 2020—Ch 3

  • 10 Feb 2020—Ch 4

  • 19 Feb 2020—Ch 5

  • 28 Feb 2020—Ch 6

  • 08 Mar 2020—Ch 7

  • 17 Mar 2020—Ch 8

  • 26 Mar 2020—Ch 9

  • 03 Apr 2020—Ch 10 (23rd death-day of brother)

  • 12 Apr 2020—Ch 11

  • 21 Apr 2020—Ch 12

  • 30 Apr 2020—entire book publication (for brother's 55th birthday)


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