“A novel of gravitas that will be remembered for laying the first few stones that built up a new genre.”
Madame Chartreuse Sweet 66’s is unlike any book you have read. The novel is a 54,000 word long oeuvre of literary fiction, bravely moving into unheralded territory as a work of literary expression. It explores ethical and moral relativism, language and power, deontological ethics, absurdism, the role of feminine power, and how men exploit feminine power while not acknowledging the existence of it. The work questions the moral authority found in Judeo-Christian values, the philosophy of friendship, and impresses with its application of humanistic and classical studies. Its concepts are weft in-between myriad threads of modern prose, elements of magical realism, metaphor, primary-process and a unique style. It crystallizes the authors thickly wrought out concepts within the texture of its own syntax and style.
The work speaks for itself in terms of social importance in our society. It was viewed as a “whole” composition during its construction, never the first 5 pages, never with the aim of facile amusement, and never as a vehicle to generate sales for personal profit.
(10% of which are going to help those who are wanting and waiting for representation.)
The manuscript was treated as an Opera when being written. It could be considered a “Libretto,” the prelude of the book serving as the “Overture”, the first book being the “Aria,” and the second book being the “Recitative.” The work is “scaffolded,” influenced by Vygotsky’s theory of comprehensible input, as well as Krashen’s theory of (i+1). Every page and every chapter adds more in terms of concepts, footnotes, density and difficulty in prose. Every distinct movement builds schema for the next. The work was treated as a dialog for anyone willing to explore the author’s unique method of thought. In a way it was written for him to feel understood, as he has never felt personally represented in the smiles or ideas of others. He has clearly expressed sources, ideas, and trains of thought in footnotes throughout the work, not in any way attempting “purposeful” pretention. (Pretention is a personal fear of Mr. Vargas, and a reason for vascillating regarding the publishing of this book.) He only hopes to show others that any unique work is possible through creative application of scholarly thought.