My Papa and the Maid of Orleans and Other Grotesques

My Papa and the Maid of Orleans and Other Grotesques
Author: Mynona
Language English
Pages: 96
ISBN10: 193966327X
Genre: Short Stories
Goodreads Rating: 4.33
ISBN13: 9781939663276
Published: May 23rd 2017 by Wakefield Press

Mynona's other 1921 collection of grotesques is no provocative and just as indefinable in nature--even close to a century after its original publication. These twelve off-kilter parabolic tales include items such as -The Chamber Pot as Lifesaver, - -The Art of Self-Embalming, - -The Maiden as Toothpowder, - -Your Panties Are Beautiful!- and -The Amorous Corpse.- E.T.A. Hoffmann meets Immanuel Kant through the unlikeliest of looking glasses as Mynona spins out quasi-mystical meetings between cosmic entities and drawing-room romantics: a starry-eyed Buster Keaton skirting along the philosophical and literary borders of topics such as cuckoldry, necrophilia, schizophrenia, the end of history and the love lives of objects. With its companion volume of grotesques, The Unruly Bridal Bed, these twelve tales poke more holes in the material world and further demonstrate Mynona's predilection for the philosophical pratfall.