Born in 1948 in Nitro, West Virgina to a mother and father of pioneer Texana lineage. Ancestry, 1/4 Swedish, 3/16 Cherokee, the other 9/16 of the purest of the pure 'poor white trash.'
Parents settled in Richardson, Texas in 1955. I attended Richardson schools 1-12 grades and graduated in 1966.
In the fall of '66 I enrolled in the University of Texas in Austin, Texas. As a course of study I concentrated on a well rounded curriculum, elementary imbibing of beer and liquor 101, intermediate marijuana experimentation which led to economics and marketing, and eventually, higher grade courses in international smuggling of marijuana from Mexico and LSD smuggling and sales from California to England and Germany. For electives music and dance grabbed my attention in the form of rock and roll, a smattering of country, and intensive beer barrel honky tonking, and chasing skirts, in other words, getting drunk/stoned/spaced as one can and will do if he is a reprobate, and I qualified as such, and messing around with the women. To be continued:
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Libertine Love Songs, A Collection of Poesy, Prosody, and Prose
by Ronny Knape
This is a collection of poesy, prosody, and prose divided into six chapters. The first two chapters are basically poems and short narratives of limerence, loss and longing, death and redemption, scandalous acts and the search for fulfillment. Chapters three through six are short stories. Love once again is a prevailing theme, the sixth chapter has elements of the occult.
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- Vaguely Vivid
on Dec. 08, 2012
Brief and centered I will to be: 1. I am compelled to review this art. 2. complicated the reasons why! 3. In part, a narcissistic empathy for the author and the subject matter. 4. Also, my book.
We share certain themes. Our styles are so different. These themes: limerence, worship of Woman, drugs and altered realities, isolation and alienation, disillusion, esoteric learning.
Our styles: The author writes in free form, stream of consciousness. I write in formal and structured grammer (not to say the author does not have structure because he is very disciplined in his writing. Dealing with similar material working to similar ends, the glorification of our scandalous behavior and the valley of the shadow promising redemption, the psychological development is incongreous. I feel the eternal optimist compared to Roze's seeming dread and dispair.
This review is a work in progress. Only have read two chapters. The first chapter I find to be oppressive. The second chapter is very cute.
Thank you, RRRRoze. I am Ronny Knape
- Vaguely Vivid
on Dec. 09, 2012
Chapters 3 through 30 and five stars!
Tomorrow or tomorrow or tomorrow . . .
- Before The Aftermath
on Dec. 07, 2013
RRRoze reports to furtherance in the effort to put some definition into the inchoate forms we encounter in our unconscious on the journey to self discovery. He seems to accept the questioning and the doubts of the meaning of life as part of the struggle one faces when delving into the mysteries.
He is very disciplined in his discourses. The syntax and grammar is perfect and the philosophy chimes truth.
He is sincere and believable in his expressions of love and concern for humanity. He is a reformer but does not vent self-righteous sanctimony nor does he moralize in his proscriptions for a dying civilization and a doomed mankind. A tendency toward nihilism come forth in his prevision of a dystopic future after the inevitable apocalypse, yet he maintains a conviction that it will be as meant to be!
Of interest is the recurring imagery of the feminine which I take to be a symbolic representation of the anima archetype. In an amusing way she might grate upon him but he obviously recognizes her as the source for his inspiration and as the noble qualities of Self and thus he holds her dear.
Never self indulgent, always honest with himself, his writing is atypical of the artifice of modern literary tastes where mediocrity and duplicity are given precedence over directness of expression of the true conditions of the world. RRRoze does himself credit by addressing the way things are unflinchingly.
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