Monday, September 3, 2012

Zine Review: Ephemera #3

Ephemera #3
half letter / 32 pages / $2

In the introduction to Ephemera #3, Quinn writes “So, as always, I am very grateful to everyone who contributed and especially to you the reader --- without you, this would all just be lunatic scribblings to no one.” Subtitled “the mental illness issue”, this typewritten zine is definitely not full of lunatic scribblings. Ephemera #3 is infused with exceptional prose and poetry, not all of it directly related to mental illness, but definitely with a psychosocial / personal edge. “Selections from Further Contributions to the Theory and Technique of Psycho-Analysis by Sandor Ferenozi, MD c. 1926” delves into bizarre dream symbols and even more peculiar interpretations. A story called “Product of the Ill Soul” descends into a recurring musings about the apparition of a boy – or is he real? There is a definition of erotomania and some intensely personal poetry. For those of us who are intrigued by the paths of the human psyche, this is a zine not to miss.

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