The Marriage of Reason and Squalor
By (author) Jake Chapman
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Marriage of Reason and Squalor by Jake Chapman
Book DescriptionIn his first work of fiction, artist Jake Chapman reshapes the world of Mills and Boon in his own inimitable way, slashing the romantic novel down to bare bone and building his own disfigured version from the slaughtered remains. "The Marriage of Reason & Squalor" is a written extension of the work of the Chapman brothers. Our heroine, Chlamydia Love, is gifted her very own desert island by her fiance, but she develops a grudging adoration for its real owner, the devilishly unattractive writer, Helmut Mandragorass. A battle begins over the ownership of the island and ultimately for the love of Chlamydia. Included in the book is a facsimile of Mandragorass magnum opus "Come Hell or High Water", a work of heartbreaking romance. This manuscript is reproduced as an insert on coloured paper, along with a number of genuine rejection letters sent to Chapman/Mandragorass from publishers who should have known better. Also featured are twenty exclusive colour prints by Jake Chapman as Chlamydia Love. Entitled "Visions of Morass", they are from a collection of images drawn by her on the island of Morass, as she struggled with her feelings of agony and ecstasy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780955862007
(198mm x 128mm x 23mm)
Imprint: FUEL Publishing
Publisher: FUEL Publishing
Publish Date: 20-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jake Chapman
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Following on in both layout and format from the book Fucking Hell (2008), this title consists of close-up photographs detailing the atrocities committed by the subjects of the work: thousands of miniature Nazis and skeletons, who seem to be engaged in an eternal battle across nine separate vitrines, arranged in the shape of a reverse swastika.
Bedtime Tales for Sleepless Nights, Hardback (August 2012)
Re-imagines the Victorian morality tale. In this title, the scenes these tales depict are vivid and troubling, and may have dramatic consequences for the nocturnal serenity of the readers children.
Memoirs of My Writers Block, Paperback (March 2010)
Follows the crushing and often bizarre process of having to get your novel written by someone else.
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A corollary to the visual work for which Jake Chapman, in collaboration with his brother Dinos, is best known.
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