The Wild Party (The Lost Classic) by Joseph Moncure March

Dear all,

As stated in the last post, I am reading David Copperfield by Dickens. I derailed a little bit and started talking about the Honduran elections, which has annoyed me a little, especially in the regards to street kids and the complete indifference towards the issue between the three leading parties. Anyway, it distracted me from my main objective to introduce The Wild Party (The Lost Classic) by Joseph Moncure March .

Even though I am enjoying reading David Copperfield, it’s nice to have a break from it’s intensity. The other day, I went into a book shop in Novo Centre (I’ve forgotten the name of the bookshop, but it’s cosy and is a little less mainstream to it’s competing bookshop Metro Media in Mall Multiplaza) and I treated myself to the above book which I saw in a sale. You might have seen it before, and it might well be very famous to many, but I’ve never come across it. It’s set in the 30s in the Prohibition, a party full of infamy and sex (it also contains graffic artwork by Art Spiegelman, which could be classed as smutty, so it’s not for the under 18’s or people offended by such imagery (i.e. the prudes) and is written in the form of a long flowing poem. I’m so, so impressed with it, with the scandalous atmosphere and glamor of it, I thought I would advertise it on my blog. I’m not into cartoon literature that much (although I used to think Garfield was brilliant) but this is interesting and fresh. There is culture in Honduras, whether it is local or international. You just have to look for it. It’s a welcome break from David Copperfield, as well as the Honduran elections.

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About Nicholas Rogers

I am an English journalist/copywriter living in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and I have been here since 2011. I originally came to work with Casa Alianza, which supports street kids and vulnerable youths. I then stayed on, after meeting Pamela Cruz Lozano, who calls me her adopted Catracho. I work freelance journalism and I have my own translation business. Why did I come here? For the challenge, to open my mind and get out of my comfort zone. I love literature and I've written a book with street kids. I write novels, short stories and poetry, all of which you will find on this blog, as well as a lot of information about Honduras. View all posts by Nicholas Rogers

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