Tuesday, 27 September 2016
When Kraepelin first described Involutional Melancholia he must have been thinking of a person like Elmer P. Cragwin. Professor Cragwin's early glittering brilliance (as shown in works such as 'Des pensées sur les pensées futures') was in later years dulled by his deeply sceptical 'Critique of Core Treason' in which he rounded upon his contemporaries with paranoid ferocity. The most cutting attack was directed towards the work of Professor Letitia Vorsfeld who subsequently was elevated to the post of Président Adjoint Littéraire of the Transpyrranean Society, and thus the real power behind the ultimate dismantling of Cragwin's academic reputation.
Posted by Telemachus at 16:54
Tuesday, 6 September 2016
Cold weather brings cold thoughts, but only the most sophisticated minds could conceptualise the artic philosophy of Elmer P. Cragwin. Professor Cragwin was born, interestingly enough, in very temperate climes, living for the first decade of his life on the Island of Mante Arumemcha, and for the succeeding years of his youth in Barcelona. At the age of eighteen, with the manuscript of 'de Altimus' under his arm, he walked on foot to the Cathar city of Carcassone where he completed his masterpiece 'Any Thing' whilst working as a waiter in a Moroccan cafe, and selling his charcoal sketches of Catalonia.
Posted by Telemachus at 15:34