By Barry N. Malzberg, Claudine Dumas
The textual content, most likely spurious, was once present in the ruins of the inn Calgary, Paris, on June 29, 1901. The authorship of this diary is unknown and it can't be traced. however it does offer a desirable account of what occurred there among one enterprising lass, her boss Sebastian, and lots of guests.
Girodas desired to cross into co-partner enterprise with publishes who had pirated his titles, yet nobody used to be — why pay out what that they had been getting at no cost? Plus Girodas had a few stigma connected to him…he used to be no longer fairly welcomed within the united states, yet tolerated, and the feds have been searching for methods of having rid of him, which they ultimately did.
Meanwhile, Girodas stumbled on traders and organize store, and one among his writers used to be then-young-up-and-coming Barry N. Malzberg, who had now not but made a reputation for himself in SF, and who have been promoting books to Midwood as Mel Johnson.
The Circle (1969) is one in every of Malzberg’s single-shot girl pen identify books — others are Diary of a Parisian Chambermaid as Pauline Dumas (Midwood’s vintage Collector’s sequence, 1969) and girl of one thousand Sorrows as Lee W. Mason (Playboy Press, 1977).
Barry Malzberg's champion novel
American technology fiction writer Barry Malzberg has stated that he as soon as wrote a singular in sixteen hours - and bought it to a writer. I've frequently questioned what the ebook was once and the way Malzberg pulled the item off. It needs to be the fastest-written novel ever that has been released by way of a advertisement publisher.
Then on the Fictionmags e mail checklist there has been a dialogue of stychomythia (in which a person says anything and another individual grabs the sentence and ends it, similar to Huey, Louie and Dewey do in Donald Duck). This has been extensively utilized in lots of paperback novels while a author desired to fill pages speedy and wrote brief sentences that made up an entire paragraph (which would possibly not truly be an instance of stychomythia). notwithstanding, Malzberg wrote at the stated list:
I made my very own contribution to stychomythia in DIARY OF A PARISIAN CHAMBERMAID, Midwood Books 1969 (my 16-hour novel).
The protagonist wrote a poem.
Quite a protracted poem.
A lengthy poem of brief lines.
It absorbed 5 pages.
I take into account the 1st line:
"Paris is a nipple."
I requested Malzberg extra approximately this and he wrote back:
[The booklet in query used to be] DIARY OF A PARISIAN CHAMBERMAID, by means of Claudine Dumas. Midwood Books 1969. 60,000 phrases. Written on St. Valentine's Day that 12 months. i may do whatever like that during these years. Mozart wrote the Paris Symphony in 3 days. yet i'm no Mozart. neither is DIARY OF A PARISIAN CHAMBERMAID the Paris Symphony.
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If an identical factor occurs to me i don't imagine that i'll be as ready as she is to stand it ... and he or she, having Papa, isn't really ready to stand it in any respect. Grim, grim. Henri's loss of life has dissatisfied me; i assume that i need to admit that i believe overall accountability and that it truly is this guilt that's giving the sting to my gloom. At any expense, there's completely not anything to do now yet to visit mattress and to appreciate that perhaps all of this is blamed upon the truth that i have never had intercourse in nearly days and that intercourse was once infrequently what you'll name passable. pass forward, Jeanine... blame all of it on intercourse. That used to be what Papa stated to me in the course of the crest of our courting. June 25 a little greater spirits this present day, even though no because of an extended letter from Bernard which was once dropped into my slot this morning and which i discovered myself pressured to learn in Sebastian's presence. “I see the postmark,” he acknowledged, “imagine the nerve of that little dwarf, letting it's recognized who this letter used to be from whilst he knew that it can need to go through my fingers to get into yours. He relatively does not care in any respect, does he? Open the letter. learn it. ” “Later. In my room. ” “Now. ” “I don't need to learn it. i do not need to know what he has to assert. ” “Imbecile! ” he screamed—we have been on my own within the foyer on the time, fortunately—“this impacts my enterprise, my existence! Who is aware what that bastard has up his sleeve? might be the letter will supply me a few form of clue. Open it now in my presence or you may be fired. ” So I opened it: My pricey Jeanine: you're no doubt stunned to listen to from me and at such brief eliminate from our unlucky final assembly. yet i assumed i'd write you and let you know what I had in brain; letting you proportion all of this with our extraordinary Sebastian who's, at this second, without doubt surveying this letter over your shoulder if now not in his quietly steaming kitchen, attempting to glean from it what kernels of information he can as to what I subsequent plan to do with him in terms of his depressing institution, the home of Caligula which dishonors his father to assert not anything of the paresis from which that noble gentleman perished. good, i don't imagine that I care to incorporate any of this in my letter, tra-la; we're, in the end, discussing a private dating, now not a enterprise one, and that i would favor to maintain my comments within the public area even supposing the impressive Sebastian might be guaranteed that i believe of him usually and warmly, occasionally fiery and occasionally chilly yet continually with a lot curiosity and with wish that he will be dropped at that fruition he merits. so far as you, my trollop, be it recognized that i'm now residing fortunately in sin together with your once-colleague Georgette who loves me really i feel yet who in any occasion makes no calls for, i wouldn't, in fact, care to inform you what quarters of town we're occupying; this might simply bring about bad issues yet relaxation guaranteed that they're neat, cozy, and such a lot totally uninfested via these roaches for whom you've been identified to wreak such assiduous searches every now and then.