from Tom Bussmann’s DISORDERED SOULS
DISORDERED SOULS, Tom Bussmann‘s audacious new collection of stories. It’s a sardonic and erotic Spoon River Anthology set in St. Louis. The real-life “disordered souls” who populate these tales include Ambrose Bierce, William S. Burroughs, Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, Fanny Hurst, Kate Chopin, Virginia Mayo, and many others.
Using fictional first person accounts, Bussmann cleverly reveals the “forces of disorder and decline” that have raged around us.
DISORDERED SOULS is a devilish concoction —ideal for reading in the hammock.
Stories by Tom Bussmann
New Urge Editions (NU-112)
Trade paperback; 136 pp., $12.95
About the Author
Tom Bussmann received a BFA from Washington University where he made films and videos, wrote screenplays, and was a student of William Gass and Stanley Elkin. His study of aesthetics eventually included subjects such as pornography, post-modernism, and intertextuality. Disordered Souls is his first book of stories. He is working on a second one.
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The Special “Eros” Issue of LE SCAT NOIR is now available, featuring titillating texts & images by Adrienne Auvray, Paulo Brito, Tom Bussmann, Norman Conquest, Esbey, Stephanie Gatos, Eckhard Gerdes, Georges Hugnut, Jim Johnson, Steve Katz, Michael Leigh, Terri Lloyd, Mantis Man, Derek Pell, Frank Pulaski, Paul Rosheim, Mercie Pedro e Silva, Doug Skinner, Nile Southern, Carol White. and Mihaly Zichy.
***includes an excerpt from the novel POSH by Stephanie Gatos.
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“When Sara White boarded the afternoon train for Chicago, her total outfit consisted of the clothes she was wearing, a small blue suitcase, a cheap imitation alligator-skin satchel, a lunch in a paper box, and a yellow leather snap purse. Now she stood stark naked in front of twenty other spellbound young women, and two men fully conscious.”
Theodore Dreiser meets the Marquis de Sade (and other pornographic writers) in Tom Bussmann’s innovative new novel. Here the author seamlessly melds texts to form a compelling narrative of, among other things, Victorian lust.
Bussmann’s wicked little novel has several tricks up its sleeve. Using Dreiser as narrator, his tale steers a candid autobiography into the surreal fast lane—where explicit hyperbole is common in forbidden Victorian lit. Yet the story also manages to hint at the author’s personal reading habits and reveals an abiding fascination with St. Louis and the American west.
Sister Carrie Came is an incendiary work of erotic semiotics.
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Upon publication, BLACK SCAT REVIEW #14 quickly sold ten copies on Amazon and then was suddenly blocked from sale — “suppressed” by the printer without explanation. We raised holy hell but all that CreateSpace (Amazon’s printer) would tell us was that the issue “violated their policy.” So what did we do?
We found another printer.
Now you can see what all the fuss was about. The “Pure Lust” issue features art, fiction, and poetry by Tosh Berman, Tom Bussmann, Theodore Carter, Giada Cattaneo, Elna Holst, Monika Mori, Derek Pell, Eugene Schacht, Sybil Shwarzenberg, Mercie Pedro e Silva, Yuriy Tarnawsky, Mylene Viger, Tom Whalen, and Elizabeth Yoo.