Fiction. A Mockumental Work of the Imagination by J. A. Ellis, resident of Chicagary, Usonia. He is another Billy Pilgrim lost in a time of fascist violence and succession. TAR SPACKLED BANNER is a 21st-century time- traveler’s autobiography that recalls Fyodor Dostoevsky’s anti-heroic protagonist’s raves in Notes from Underground and the curious esoterics of Thomas Carlyle’s Sartor Resartus. Ellis takes the reader on a scripto-visual journey into our near future where the Goosestep is even more popular than the Soupyi Shuffle.
About the Author
James Hugunin teaches the History of Photography and Contemporary Theory at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1983 he won the first Reva and David Logan Award for Distinguished New Writing in Photography. He is the author of WRECK & RUIN: PHOTOGRAPHY, TEMPORALITY, AND WORLD (DIS)ORDER (2013) and WRITING PICTURES: CASE STUDIES IN PHOTOGRAPHIC CRITICISM 1983- 2012 (2013), as well as the novels ELDER PHYSICS: THE WRONG OF TIME: STORIES FROM AN ELDER HOME (2013), SOMETHING IS CROOK IN MIDDLEBROOK (2012), and TAR SPACKLED BANNER (2014), all published by JEF Books.