UPDATE: The reading schedule has been updated. Please see the Sept. 9 post.
Let's get the Coincidance discussion going on Sept. 16. Here are some suggestions on how to proceed -- as always, I welcome your suggestions and comments.
I'm going to suggest reading the book over 10 weeks. That's a pace that seemed to work OK for Masks of the Illuminati. My New Falcon edition is 248 pages, so it works out to 24 pages a week, and of course with a collection of short pieces it's easy for everyone to drop in and drop out, according to their interest in the varied subjects Wilson addresses.
A proposed schedule:
Week One: "Fore-Words" and "Synchronicity and Isomorphism in Finnegans Wake."
Week Two: "Werewolf Bridge," "The Motherfucker Mystique," "Mammary Metaphysics."
Week Three: "Jazz Haiku," "How to Read/How to Think," "How to Read/How to Think Afterwords"
Week Four: "Shrapnel," "Why Do You Live in Ireland, Dr. Wilson?" "The Poet As Defense Early Warning Radar System," "Death and Absence in Joyce."
Week Five: "Introduction to Three Articles from THE REALIST," "The Doctor with the Frightened Eyes," "Thirteen Choruses for the Divine Marquis."
Week Six: "The Married Catholic Priests Convention," "Self-Reflexive Surrealist Haiku," "The Godfathers and the Goddess," "The Physics of Synchronicity."
Week Seven: "Semper as Oxhousehumper,"
Week Eight: "Interview with Sean MacBride," "Religion for the Hell of It."
Week Nine: "Comix and Cut-Ups," "No Waters in Cherry Valley by the Testicles."
Week Ten: "Shrapnel," "The Hidden Variables."
I might do more than one entry per week, particularly during weeks that feature wildly different pieces. The titles sound pretty interesting, do they not? It's a good book, I'll enjoy re-reading it.
The book is still on sale at New Falcon, but for those of you who aren't flush, there's always the used book market or libraries or interlibrary loan.