A Cure for Cancer by Michael Moorcock

By Michael Moorcock

A therapy for melanoma is a unique through British delusion and technological know-how fiction author Michael Moorcock. it really is a part of his long-running Jerry Cornelius sequence. This moment novel of the series is basically a university of absurdist vignettes, a lot of which first seemed in an eclectic diversity of British and American magazines.

The lurid blurb of the unique variation units the scene in picture phrases: "Up from the sea depths comes the jet-black caucasian transvestite champion. Resplendent in warpaint, wampum beads and silk go well with by means of Cardin, armed in basic terms with a tomahawk and vibragun, he returns to the napalmed ruins of London to resurrect his sister and wrest from the disgusting Bishop Beesley and his bold henchwomen the black field which has diffracted the cosmos and set the area spinning at super-speed in the direction of its personal ultimate resolution. Lock up your daughters, conceal your stash, preserve to the shadows."

Jerry inhabits an international at battle with itself and, armed purely with an occasional "vibragun" appears to be like to struggle "against history" for the liberty of "randomness" opposed to the straitlaced conventions exemplified by means of his brother Frank. in any case Jerry's quest, indirect because it is, might be extra creative than political.

"Jerry didn't brain the bombs up to the rock scene. He wouldn't care what they despatched as long as it wasn't Simon and Garfunkel."

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69 Sumption, Trial by Battle, pp. 484–8, 496–7, 512–13, 519–20. , p. 499. 70 Chronique de Flandre, ii, p. 43. 71 ‘plus de xii. mille dez hommes-d’armes, desquelx viii. mille furent de gentil gentz, chevaliers et esquiers’: Le Prince Noir, ed. Michel, p. 310. , Histoire militaire de la France. 1, p. 138. The available evidence suggests that Edward III had in the region of 2,800 men-at-arms at the start of the campaign. 72 For the Genoese, see Bertrand Schnerb’s comments, below, p. 269. Foot soldiers: St Omer chronicle, fo.

119 Rokesley: Eulogium, iii, p. 211; CIPM, viii, no. 627. Brente: SC1/39, no. 178; cf. Wrottesley, Crecy and Calais, pp. 125, 146. 120 Such as the east window of St Peter’s Abbey, Gloucester, which was probably erected by Sir Thomas Bradeston in memory of his friend, Sir Maurice Berkeley; the brass at Elsing, Norfolk, commemorating Sir Hugh Hastings; and its exquisite if more modest counterpart at Wimbush, Essex, a memorial to Sir John Wautone and his wife. For references, see below nn. 130 and 131.

26 The Battle of Crécy, 1346 preferring death or surrender. 108 There is no reason to believe that French knights were any less resolute and courageous at Crécy. 109 Cool assessment of the situation from an early stage in the battle would surely have brought them to the conclusion that the struggle was hopeless, yet they returned repeatedly to the fray until nightfall. Once again, the network of relationships within the aristocratic elite may have exerted a strong influence on these events. ‘When a soldier is .

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