A Night of Serious Drinking by René Daumal

By René Daumal

An evening of great ingesting is between Rene Daumal's most crucial literary works. Like Daumal's Mount Analogue it's a vintage paintings of symbolic fiction. An unnamed narrator spends a night getting under the influence of alcohol with a gaggle of friends.; because the social gathering turns into intoxicated and exuberant, the narrator embarks on a trip that levels from seeming paradises to the depths of natural hell. the glorious international depicted in an evening of significant ingesting is admittedly the standard international became the wrong way up. The characters are known as the Anthographers, Fabricators of dead gadgets, Scienters, Nibblists, Clarificators, and different absurd titles. but the population of those unusual nation-states are just too widespread: scientists dissecting an animal of their laboratory, a smart guy surrounded by way of his devotees, politicians, poets expounding their rhetoric. those characters practice hilarious antics and highbrow video games, which they see as severe makes an attempt to discover which means and freedom.

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Come along, I shall show you rather more observable varieties of Fidge­ ters. " 8 "We shan't bother with the intermediate types," he went on as he led me into a large rococo mansion. "We'll go straight to the other extreme. Just step into this gambling room here and look around you. " Around a roulette table, a hundred or so men of every race and color, each with his national flag stuck in his skull, were playing for very high stakes. The croupier was a sort of Janus with a head like one of those proj ected double-hemisphered world maps, each hemi­ sphere a face but arranged rather differently from those that hang ordinarily in classrooms.

For these three reasons, they have nothing but admiration for these Fabricators of useless obj ects. "They take every opportunity to come and worship their works, to read the history of their lives and leave them offerings. They bring the poor little useful things they know how to make, houses for living in, clothes for wearing, food for eating. Then they go back down to resume their daily tasks. The Fabricators of useless obj ects greet them benignly. Since they profess great scorn for the life of the body, they regard anybody who produces objects that service exclusively the life of the body as inoffensive.

13 As we were passing through another district, an area occupied by Fabricators specializing in coloring rectangles of canvas, I endeav­ ored to turn my guide's attention towards another subject; for, I was thinking, if we keep stopping everywhere, we'll have to put up with this terrible dryness in the glottis for hours and hours and we still won' t learn anything new. So I asked him : "A little while ago, you mentioned the public. Who are they? Where do they come from? " "The public come from the lower depths, like us, that's to say from the room on the ground floor to which, never fear, we sha ll 47 shortly return.

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