Dogma: A Novel by Lars Iyer

By Lars Iyer

A plague of rats, the top of philosophy, the cosmic chook, and bars that don’t serve Plymouth Gin—is this the Apocalypse or is it simply the United States?
“The apocalypse is imminent,” thinks W. He has committed his lifestyles to philosophy, yet he's approximately to be solid out from his loved collage. His pal Lars isn't any support at all—he’s too busy scuffling with an infestation of rats in his flat. A drunken lecture travel throughout the American South proves to be one other great mistake. In desperation, the 2 British intellectuals flip to Dogma, a semi-religious code that will but provide desiring to their lives.
half Nietzsche, half Monty Python, half Huckleberry Finn, Dogma is a unique as ridiculous and profound as faith itself. The sequel to the acclaimed novel Spurious, Dogma is the second one e-book in a single of the main unique literary trilogies considering the fact that MolloyMalone Dies and The Unnamable.

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A day to men and 6d. a day to women for harvesting peas in 1641, but only 3d. 90 The Bayning household paid 3s. 6d. for ‘the woman in the kitchen for seven days’ in 1633 and 4s. 8d. ‘to a woman labourer fourteen days’ (4d. 91 Occasional work in Sir Henry Oxinden’s kitchens brought goodwife Ladd 3s. 6d. for seven days (6d. a day) at Christmas 1634, 2s. to her girl for six days to help her, and 1s. 6d. 92 A skilled nurse employed by a gentle household could command 44s. a quarter, or £8 16s. 93 Domestic servants and servants in husbandry were commonly hired by the year, and might enjoy other perquisites besides relative security.

The nobilitas major comprised just 122 English peers in 1633, though Caroline creations made their numbers higher than under Queen Elizabeth or King James. Another 300 men had courtesy titles as sons of nobles, baronets, or members of the Scottish or Irish peerage. Ninety-six lay peers of the realm sat by right in parliament in 1625, a number that grew to 124 by November 1640. These were the men King Charles cultivated, as courtiers, office-holders, and honourable companions. It was to these great lords that the king turned in September 1640 when he summoned a baronial assembly at York.

129 To Henry King, dean of Rochester, ‘the people are as an inundation of water, like the waves for number and for noise, and would resemble the wild disorder of a wrought sea . . did not the king in his authority limit their incessant motion’. 132 The East Anglian cleric John Yates was scathing of the ‘multitude, whose very wisdom . . 137 ‘There is no trust to be put in the common people, they have neither constancy nor gratitude . . 138 Rhetorically as well as socially, the distance between governors and governed was growing.

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