In Search of the Grail

Svetislav Basara


In Search of the Grail

In Search of the Grail

  • Title: In Search of the Grail
  • Author: Svetislav Basara
  • ISBN: 9781943150199
  • Page: 227
  • Format: Paperback



On the Trail of the Grail continues Svetislav Basara s Cyclist Conspiracy, a fantastical exploration of civilizational decline told through an array of strange and esoteric documents Readers are introduced to a secret history of the twentieth century, shown that behind the well known wars and political revolutions of the period numerous secret organizations vied for supreOn the Trail of the Grail continues Svetislav Basara s Cyclist Conspiracy, a fantastical exploration of civilizational decline told through an array of strange and esoteric documents Readers are introduced to a secret history of the twentieth century, shown that behind the well known wars and political revolutions of the period numerous secret organizations vied for supremacy through the control of books, knowledge, and dreams With appearances by Sigmund Freud, Salvador Dali, the Marquis de Sade, Karl Marx, and Josef Stalin, among many others, Basara s novel presents a singularly playful, imaginative portrait of modernity and of the human condition.


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The second novel in Basara’s ‘Cyclist Conspiracy’ series, preceded by that titular title, is another array of scholarly found documents, presented in a seemingly erratic manner, each exceedingly erudite and historically playful. The straight-faced nature of the pastiche leads to the materials becoming too dry and scholarly to consistently amuse.

A most brilliant metafictional work, one so insistently meta- that it threatens to, or literally becomes a true meta meta-fictional-metaphysical copy of what we naively refer to as reality. The Cyclist Conspiracy was a work of utter brilliance - or madness, I cannot rightly say - that had i known it was the first of a trilogy, I would have gone mad with anticipation, rather than stumble upon it by happenstance on the day it arrived at the Strand bookstore, a day I knew there was a book calling f [...]


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