Showing posts with label Nickel Hole Press. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nickel Hole Press. Show all posts

Monday, July 1, 2019

Poems for Jennifer V by David C. McLean


There is a fifth volume of Poems for Jennifer, by David C. McLean available at Lulu. The blurb follows.

This is the fifth book of poems and prose poems by David C. McLean about his wife, Jennifer S. Chesler. They are heavily influenced by the writings of Gertrude Stein, and the thought of Bodhidharma, Lyotard, and Deleuze & Guattari.

McLean here again asks his muse, "Come, Muse, let us sing the insolent nipple!" Published by Nickel Hole Press. 




Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Old & New Work by David C. McLean


Most of these were produced in the years leading up to 2015, & are from Oneiros Books & Black Editions Press. The rest of McLean's work is collaborative with Jennifer S. Chesler & from Nickel Hole Press. There are a few other chapbooks and three full lengths from years ago, but he doesn't like them. 

2017 on - From Nickel Hole Press, all at Lulu, the Poems for Jennifer series, described as "love poetry very influenced by Lyotard's libidinal economy & the work of Deleuze about desire & desiring machines". Samples can be found by searching on Google Books.

Poems for Jennifer I

Poems for Jennifer II

Poems for Jennifer III

Poems for Jennifer IV

From Oneiros Books:

nobody wants to go to heaven but everybody wants to die

Things the Dead Say

of desire & the lesion that is the ego

Zara & the Ghost of Gertrude

From Black Editions:

passion is dead flesh (chapbook)

of desire & the desert

too much human (chapbook)

There are also two novels available. Both are from Oneiros Books, but both are going to be rewritten in better versions. For now they are here:

Henrietta remembers

flesh & resurrection

Buy if you so desire.

More importantly, here are the above-mentioned collaborative works at Amazon, and here the brilliant Fragments by Jennifer S. Chesler.



Sunday, April 28, 2019

Out with the Old - More Divagations about Chesler's "Fragments"


At the top of her blog is this brilliant new piece, Drug Machine Mothers, by Jennifer S. Chesler, which is also in her phenomenal Fragments, which I edited, here at Amazon.

I see no valid reason not to buy this book. I have written extensively about it further back in this blog. I have not written these pieces as reviews of the pieces in the literary sense, since these are crushingly boring, but use the book as a source for inspiration to discuss teratology, taphonomy, decay, decline, & the intellectual poverty of the modern human - the freaks & scumbags that populate the world, & also, in slightly fictionalized form, her writings.

There are margins, borders, & interstices. Here we dwell. Rorty points out somewhere that being human is not a uniform achievement. The human is, allegedly, zoon logon ekhon, & some of us have more logos than others. The philosopher & the poet most of all, or so it is said, & Chesler's prose is poetic in nature.

There is horror in Fragments, but it is expressed with little emotion, & very effectively for that reason, if the reader is not emotionally or intellectually enfeebled. Until I knew Chesler, & she me, neither of us really regarded any of the people in our lives as fully human, in the sense that, on some level, they were all fucking morons. Thus the instinctive aversion that one feels for every single character that Chesler describes, in Fragments & elsewhere.

I exist within Chesler. She constitutes the limits of my world; she is my blood & being. Nobody else possesses a sufficiently capacious or unique intellect to accommodate my misanthropy. There is a nihilism that is very pissed off, there is also a nihilism that finds the fucking dregs that constitute humanity hilariously funny. Read her books - stabbing is too good for these motherfuckers; the ones based upon allegedly real alleged humans deserve her depiction of them - which they are, of course, too fucking retarded, or so she assures me, to understand.

Reading Fragments, one finds much concealed content, for it is a book that calls to thinking, in Heidegger's sense. What calls for thought was, for Heidegger, that "we" are not yet thinking. For us, what calls for thought is that almost nobody ever will think. Dysgenic fertility will see to that.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Fragments in final version at Amazon

The expanded, revised, & edited version of the book Fragments, by Jennifer S. Chesler, is available now at Amazon at this link.

David C McLean edited this book & has written several reviews and so forth that were posted in his blog. For your convenience they are all linked here as follows.

Fragments

Fragments, by Jennifer S. Chesler

More on Chesler's Fragments

Of Teratology

Lyotard Says

Nihilism in "Fragments" by Jennifer S. Chesler

Further Considerations on Nihilism & Teratology in Chesler's Fragments

How Much World? Poverty in World as Shown in Fragments by Jennifer S. Chesler

And there is a Fragments on Google Books. We strongly recommend this book. It is a brilliant exercise in teratology - in the shoddy ontology of the freak & scumbag, the sleazy world that confronts the mentally ill & the exceptional. Here it is at Barnes & Noble. & here again it is at Amazon.



Thursday, November 22, 2018

Fragments v2 on Google Books

Here is the second edition of Fragments, by Jennifer S. Chesler, on Google Books. It is available to preview at this link.

The book is on sale at Lulu here, and soon due on Amazon, where they seem still to have the 1st edition at this link.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The Philosophy of Extremism, volume III


Here is the description of The Philosophy of Extremism, Vol. III, by David C. McLean & Jennifer S. Chesler. It is on sale here at Lulu, and forthcoming from Amazon etc. It is their best and most extreme collaborative book, the working title was Fisting Fiesta.

This concludes the trilogy The Philosophy of Extremism by Jennifer S. Chesler and David C. McLean. It describes various scumbags, child-rearing methods, precautions against juvenile hypothermia, and more. It gives more delightful details about backsplash and the smarmy fascism of religious shrinks. Some parts of this book are fictional.



Friday, June 1, 2018

Fragments, by Jennifer S. Chesler


Fragments is the third written, but first published, of Jennifer S. Chesler’s four novels to date. Fragments has the form of an anthology, but functions as a sort of aleatory novel, in that Chesler randomly ordered the texts when she first wrote them, & I, who ultimately edited the book, reordered it & added new pieces from her archives. The interconnection of the pieces is both thematic & linguistic, & unifies the novel regardless of the exigencies of ordering. This reordering was particularly necessary, by the way, since the book had been massacred by a worthless agent & was not in its first form. I write this since I am, according to the author, the only person who knows the back story to every piece.
The book is brilliant & deserves recognition for its innovative nature. Among many topics covered in the book are dog sex in the Phoenix area, the stupidity of the average American, the patriarchal nature of society, the worthlessness of almost all sexual relationships, & the author’s mental illness & poverty (caused by an upbringing in a hostile family environment &, later, a life among worthless scumbags as a consequence of a low self-esteem & "political correctness" in the sense of thinking that all humans have equal value, which they obviously don't).
The book portrays the effects of defective child-rearing & a dysfunctional attitude to sexuality. A character in the book, for example, portraying male sexuality, assumes the form of a non-human mythological creature who is without language or intelligence, & exists solely as an inhuman form of generalized homosexual desire. He is totally without value, & this reflects upon the early experiences of the author with predatory & abusive males with a low mental status, the death of one of whom is described in the book.
There is an emphasis on nausea & anxiety & a description of how societal values together with familial pressure actually validated anorexia, giving vomiting a higher value than might be usual in more well-regulated households.
The effects of prostitution are portrayed, along with the fact that most marriages in the wealthier strata in the USA are basically a form of whoring. Some pieces are basically included to offend, & speak of prostitution as though it were acceptable on any level, although feminist consciousness is retained in the underlying tone of sarcasm, describing degrading & disgusting practices in a way that seems to normalize them. The people are egoistic & the fault with prostitution is the fault with much sex nowadays, according to Lyotard - everything & everybody treats what should be an incommensurable & invaluable intensity as though it were a unit of exchange.
The author uses direct quotes, & in every case the speaker is barely human: they are stupid, selfish, & without any redeeming features. The reported speech is full of colloquialisms & non sequiturs.
Among subjects ridiculed are the American obsession with veterans, dog masturbation (apparently used as a dog training method), the general stupidity of any pretense to knowledge in a country where dysgenic fertility is rampant & idiocy reigns everywhere supreme. Chesler was told as a child to conceal the fact that she was more intelligent than others, perhaps in case she would not be able to get a man. The men she encountered were so worthless & bad in bed that she became a lesbian, but the women were such scumbags that they were worse. One character, The Narcissist in the book, had a micro-penis to which he never alluded, such is American arrogance.  
The whole familial & societal analysis bears traces of Deleuze & Guattari; prostitution represented a failed line of flight from the static familial constellation, this first line of flight was actually a flight to degradation that transformed into a retreat into perversion that was actually a retreat into intellectualist & literary perversity that became a successful line of flight - leaving the city, the family, the social to assume a nomad existence in a fictional world. Several pieces reflect this, the author writes on a meta-level, & gives advice to the reader in various fashions, each of which reflects the construction of an alleged identity.
A writer whom Chesler once interviewed is included, although the interviews were never published since they were so abusive & dismissive of the writer, who had written a childish book about BDSM featuring "advice" about "safewords" for people who don't know what they're doing. The short pieces in fragments are classic dismissals that mock the interviewed writer's defective grasp of English. Chesler never met a real dominant, since there are almost none of us around, & the work in Fragments related to BDSM is funny in that the feeble nature of the egos of the participants is exposed.
One of the best pieces, written high on meth, describes dental work on, & sexy dentures for, stillborn babies in a dialog piece that resembles Plath on mothers in form. Elsewhere rhymed prose is used, some pieces have the form of doggerel poems, & the pieces have been ordered to reflect the structural peculiarities of the texts, & thus of the book.
The book can be ordered here at Lulu.
It is also on sale on Amazon at this link.
 

A preview can also be found on Google Books.




Friday, May 25, 2018

"The Natural History of the Cockwomble" reaches Amazon

Now The Natural History of the Cockwomble: Philosophy of Extremism II has arrived on Amazon. It is available at this link

The book contains diatribes against various scumbags, a depiction of bad parenting styles, which are legion, and diverse perversities. For roughly the price of two frozen pizzas, the reader can sicken herself with these stories. 

It contains elements drawn from the real lives of the authors, these are the grossest parts. We would like to inform the reader that Tammy is a real person, and she is very upset by the first book. It is our hope that this slim volume will please her more. We finally reveal her true weight, varying though it may be.




Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Fragments, by Jennifer S. Chesler

Fragments is, the third written but first published of Jennifer S. Chesler’s four novels. Fragments has the form of an anthology but functions as a sort of aleatory novel, in that Chesler randomly ordered the texts when she first wrote them, & David C. McLean, who ultimately edited the book, reordered it & added new pieces from her archives. The interconnection of the pieces is both thematic & linguistic, & unifies the novel regardless of these exigencies of ordering.

This reordering was particularly necessary since the book had been massacred by a worthless agent & was not in its original form.

The book is brilliant & deserves recognition for its innovative nature. Topics covered in the book are dog sex in the Phoenix area, the stupidity of the average American, the patriarchal nature of society, the worthlessness of almost all sexual relationships, & the author’s mental illness &a poverty (caused by an upbringing in a hostile family environment &, later, a life among worthless scumbags as a consequence of a low self-esteem & "political correctness", in the sense of thinking that all humans have equal value, which they obviously don't).

The book can be ordered here at Lulu.

It is also on Amazon at this link.

A preview can be found on Google Books.







Friday, May 18, 2018

Fragments. By Jennifer S. Chesler, edited by David C. McLean

Fragments came today, the third written but first published of all Jennifer S. Chesler’s novels, This has the form of an anthology but functions as an aleatory novel, in that she randomly ordered the texts originally, while I, who edited the book, was obliged to reorder and add new pieces. The interconnection of the pieces is both thematic & linguistic, & unifies the novel regardless of the exigencies of ordering.

This reordering was particularly necessary since she wasted 18 years with a literary agent who was most definitely not a writer, & seems to have been very poorly suited to his job.

The book is a splendid piece of work & deserves recognition for its innovative nature. Topics covered are dog sex in the Phoenix area, the stupidity of the average American, piss fucks, & the author’s mental illness & poverty (caused by a dodgy upbringing in a hostile family environment &, later, a life among worthless scumbags).

Here it is at Amazon.

Here it is at Barnes & Noble.

& here it is at Google Books.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Natural History of the Cockwomble

Soon at Amazon, we approved this book. David C. McLean & Jennifer S. Chesler are both happy. Jennifer's worthless psychiatrist & other scumbags are condemned, apart from the usual kink & humor. The honor of Tammy, a real person by the way, is definitively preserved.

http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/the-natural-history-of-the-cockwomble-the-philosophy-of-extremism-ii/22880798



Saturday, May 12, 2018

fragments of Fragments

Here is the Google books result for Fragments by Jennifer S. Chesler, an anthology that she recently released through this press, edited by David McLean.

The book is on sale at Amazon here.

"Fragments is a collection of pieces that explore such topics as dog sex in the Phoenix area,the stupidity of the average American, & the author's mental illness & poverty, both by circumstance & psychogenesis at the hostile hands of her family. Jennifer S. Chesler is an author who is influenced by deconstruction, dadaism, nihilism, & situationism"



Monday, May 7, 2018

Nickel Hole Press Spotlight.



Here is a spotlight just created for Nickel Hole Press at Lulu, the POD site we use. Books by David McLean & Jennifer Chesler are there.

If you are into BDSM, sex, experimental fiction, innovative literature, Araud, anarchy, Deleuze & Guattari, Lyotard, feminism, postmodernism, liberatory literature, & literature that criticizes hegemony & Foucault's critique of the policing of thought by the psychiatric establishment, then this is something for you.

Fragments

Fragments , by Jennifer S. Chesler from Nickel Hole Press , edited by me,  is still on sale at Amazon at this link . We naturally prefer pu...