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Farewell to Follies

  • Also available as: Dust Jacket Hardcover, E-Book
  • Published: September 2018
  • Format: Perfect Bound Softcover(B/W)
  • Pages: 298
  • Size: 6x9
  • ISBN: 9781984541956
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Themes of Farewell to Follies (FTF) Nature, in the form of beautiful landscapes and wholesome surroundings, is a constant presence in FTF’s short fiction. It is often the only thing in the text, animate or inanimate, that is described in a positive or laudatory fashion. FTF characters are great believes in the power of nature, both in terms of its beauty and its challenges, to improve one’s quality of life. Tok Pisin Also a near-constant presence in FTF’s stories is the theme of death, either in the form of death itself, the knowledge of the inevitability of death, or the futility of fleeing death. Clearly evocative of death are the stories in which FTF describes actual deaths. Terminate with Extreme Prejudic. Also known as heroic fatalism, this attitude was a FTF favorite. Fatalistic heroism derives from the belief that death is certain to come and that resisting it is futile; one may as well face death with stoicism and resignation. This belief and its accompanying stoic behavior patterns appear in several short stories. Lord Clive’s Last Biryani Supper Disillusionment and the depression that results from it are recurrent themes in FTF’s short stories. FTF himself suffered from feelings of disillusionment and dislocation following his harrowing experiences during America’s Long Wars. Goodbye Kabul FTF, it is often noted, was enamored of a particular notion of masculinity. FTF’s heroes are often outdoorsmen or hunters who are stoic, taciturn, and averse to showing emotion. Real men, according to FTF, are physically courageous and confident, and keep doubts and insecurities to themselves. Beso, Tango y Amor Many of FTF’s characters have ambivalent feelings toward each other; in FTF’s universe, people are not wholly good or bad. Bal Masque Animals in the FTF canon, whether they are game, pets, or wild, sometimes serve as symbols for their human hunters, caretakers or observers. Lizards of Formentera Fragments of dreams and memories - want to have fantasy encounters and casual togetherness? Whether single or in a permanent relationship, or something in between, with FTF stories you can live out your passionate uninhibited fantasies discretely.

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