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Ponkapog Papers

By Aldrich, Thomas Bailey

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Title: Ponkapog Papers  
Author: Aldrich, Thomas Bailey
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Blackmask Online Collection
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Publisher: Blackmask Online

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Excerpt: LEAVES FROM A NOTE BOOK. IN his Memoirs, Kropotkin states the singular fact that the natives of the Malayan Archipelago have an idea that something is extracted from them when their likenesses are taken by photography. Here is the motive for a fantastic short story, in which the hero?an author in vogue or a popular actor?might be depicted as having all his good qualities gradually photographed out of him. This could well be the result of too prolonged indulgence in the effort to ?look natural.? First the man loses his charming simplicity; then he begins to pose in intellectual attitudes, with finger on brow; then he becomes morbidly self?conscious, and finally ends in an asylum for incurable egotists. His death might be brought about by a cold caught in going out bareheaded, there being, for the moment, no hat in the market of sufficient circumference to meet his enlarged requirement.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: Ponkapog Papers, 1 -- Thomas Bailey Aldrich, 1 -- LEAVES FROM A NOTE BOOK, 2 -- ASIDES, 25 -- TOM FOLIO, 25 -- FLEABODY AND OTHER QUEER NAMES, 30 -- A NOTE ON L'AIGLON, 32 -- LEIGH HUNT AND BARRY CORNWALL, 34 -- DECORATION DAY, 37 -- WRITERS AND TALKERS, 39 -- ON EARLY RISING, 40 -- UN POETE MANQUE, 43 -- THE MALE COSTUME OF THE PERIOD, 45 -- ON A CERTAIN AFFECTATION, 47 -- WISHMAKERS' TOWN, 49 -- HISTORICAL NOVELS, 52 -- POOR YORICK, 54 -- THE AUTOGRAPH HUNTER, 57 -- ROBERT HERRICK, 61 -- I, 61

 

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