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Charles Malato

September 4, 2017

LOST!
by Charles Malato
adapted by Michael Shreve
cover by Mike Hoffman

The moqqadem whistled a strange tune and the folds of his burnous parted: the heads of snakes peeked out, their squirming coils twisted around his chest and waist.

Charles Malato (1857–1938) was a notorious French anarchist and revolutionary once accused of plotting the 1905 assassination attempt against King Alfonso XIII of Spain. Malato was also a distinguished journalist and the author of exotic adventures serials such as Lost! (1915).

Forced to hide in the still unexplored regions of Morocco, political prisoner and escapee Antonio Perez is caught in the grips of the most unexpected and most extraordinary predicaments. Lost! is original because of its Moroccan setting and contains the standard devices of lost world novels, each one more extraordinary than the last, piling mystery upon mystery, peril upon peril, such as an usurped throne, an enemy priestess, trial by combat, precious treasures, an ill-fated romance, but with unusual, original twists.

Malato’s heroes are not stereotypes, but subversive pariahs, marginal figures, escaping from society like Fantômas, Arsène Lupin and the real-life Bonnot Gang, bringing a radically different vision of the instability of the world around them.

This collection includes two other stories, The Rat and the Octopus, a Kanak Tale from New Caledonia (1885) and The Memoirs of a Gorilla (1901).

Available at Black Coat Press

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Source: Go away, Outcasts!

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and the long-lamenting song of a beggar drags on

Source: 24-Fascism and Finale

The Broken Mirror

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The enslaved minorities, national or conquered, have to make a sound; they have to make their demands heard, to express their suffering and hopes.

Source: The Broken Mirror

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There are loud cries of damnation rising in the world against yankee stubbornness…

Source: They’re Going to Kill Sacco and Vanzetti

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What have you done with the public funds? What have you done with our army? What have you done with our future?

Source: They Wanted It

23-Bolsheviks and Bullies

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“The last moment belongs to us—that agony will be our triumph.”

Source: 23-Bolsheviks and Bullies

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They say to a child, “Do not kill!” but right after, “Make War!”

Source: Bourgeois Morality

Rirette

April 10, 2016

RIRETTE

In these times when character is becoming rare, it is interesting to me to show this wisp of a woman rebelling against becoming an informant.

Source: Rirette

The Cause of Women

April 3, 2016

The very rich might escape suspicion of greed, but who is safe from plotting, from wicked ambition, from the need for domination to which everything is sacrificed?

Source: The Cause of Women


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