To honor the lists that The Narrator, BLA, is so fond of, we have decided to start an “Epic Catalog” tag (or, “Catalogue,” for those of you with accents who can’t read American) that will showcase EPIC “lists” of eclectic topics (very on-brand for us).
We hope said lists will make you interested not only in the many characteristics of Epic Poetry but in our Epic Prose Poem work THE AUTOMATION (complete with other lists!).
Here’s to Buzzfeed and Epic Poetry for making lists a thing. All credit is due to you, not housewives.*
*all lists are subject to updates and expansion, as lists are wont to do.
** See also: A brief history of the To-do List.
[“BLA and GB Gabbler” (really just a pen name – singular) are the Editor and Narrator behind THE AUTOMATION, vol. 1 of the Circo del Herrero series. They are on facebook, twitter, tumblr, goodreads, and Vulcan’s shit list.]
There is a Goodreads giveaway going on right now for the print edition of THE AUTOMATION – Vol. 1 of The Blacksmith’s Circus series.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
One of the most hilarious things I have ever read.
Fact: Cory O’Brien is B.L.A.’s spirit animal. I’m sure of it.
O’Brien is arguably helpful to the ancient myths, giving modern context to things I hadn’t paid attention to before…maybe because my mind is not as fundamentally dirty as his (where he actually “gets” myth, I tend to romanticize it — but such is the curse of a lit major).
The Great novels we get in the future are not going to be those that the public thinks it wants, or those that critics demand. They are going to be the kind of novels that interest the novelist. And the novels that interest the novelist are those that have not already been written. They are those that put the greatest demands on him, that require him to operate at the maximum of his intelligence and his talents, and to be true to the particularities of his own vocation. The direction of many of us will be more toward poetry than toward the traditional novel.”
– Flannery O’Connor, The Grotesque in Southern Fiction. Bold face mine.
Novels ain’t nothin’ but a thang.