General Contents at Troynovant

Two books Herein we propose and advance a cultural stratigraphy, exploring and delineating a few layers and textures of the human mind which we visualize as Troynovant: the city of nobly recurring knowledge.

About our overlayered structure for this Troy-town maze of cultural stratigraphy — at Troynovant an entry is a review of book or story, of film or reel or soundie, if largely about a particular title; a glance or counterpoint to an article or curiosity is an illuminant; a folly mines a vein of humor, or if more pointed a satire; a memoir is a firsthand reminiscence; a postcard showcases a flat-carded Scene of Passage; a compilation gathers quotations stoking Trains of Thought; otherwise generally an essay.

Our New Troy rejoices in the innocence of becoming, as the philosophers say: a Renewing Troy. The proverb says that Stadtluft macht frei, or city air makes one free; but we add: determinedly breathing free air maintains our continuing city of recurrent inspiration.

Whom the gods would enlighten they first teach to read.

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Informative & Entertaining:
(we modestly don't claim enchanting)

Essays, A-L
Essays, M-Z

Memoirs: Personal History, personally told

Follies: whimsical ventures
Postcards: flat-carded Scenes of Passage
Satires: a point or a quiver-full

Illuminants: glances brightening to heat
Compilations: quotations stoking Trains of Thought

  

Other approaches to our material:
(please wander as inspiration moves you)

Strata: the topical Troad, an alternate Contents
Regions: spheres & cultures of the extended Troad, an alternate Contents
Personae: emanant Olympians, an alternate Contents

Recent updates: all recent updates (200 or so items: a longer list)
New items only: only new additions (several months' items: a shorter list)

Science Fiction & Fantasy Series

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Book reviews by Author, G-L
Book reviews by Author, M-R
Book reviews by Author, S-Z

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Book reviews by Title, G-L
Book reviews by Title, M-R
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DHF, RWF at Potrero War

  David H. Franson,
      Robert W. Franson
  reviewers at work:
      research  (2001)

Troynovant site — opened August 2001.
  

Against the shortsighted. — Do you think this work must be fragmentary because I give it to you (and have to give it to you) in fragments?

Friedrich Nietzsche
Assorted Opinions and Maxims, #128
  

Seek the whole truth and through the maze
of dangerous and delightful days
follow the thread that yet can save
and guide through the deceitful cave
where minotaurs, confronted, fail,
into bare light, which sets us free.

Jack Lindsay
"To my daughter Helen", prelude to
Helen of Troy
Woman and Goddess
  

Titles published as quotations, for instance proverbial phrases, generally are given here without quotation marks. Small-capitals may be rendered lower-case. Accents, umlauts, and other diacritical satellites are deprecated here in the interest of reliable page rendering across the Web. Some items reprinted here have had minor reformatting, and interlinking added. Shakespeare scene and line numbering as in The Norton Shakespeare.

Most illustrations are scanned, cleaned, and optimized by Franson Publications; a few scans are from publishers or elsewhere. Photo of reviewers above courtesy of Sir Ryan Greenoak. Renewing Troy (home page) painting is "Expectations" (1885) by Lawrence Alma-Tadema.

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