JF Ptak Science Books Post 2429 Outsider Logic series
There is a new find in my collection of Outsider Texts: The Classic Drama of International Studies with Unity of Shakespeare in Five Acts, written anonymously by the Keystone International University in 1910.
It is impenetrable. Well, it is impenetrable as a whole going from page to page, and maybe from sentence to sentence, but within sentences is where there is some sense and the series' most penetrable aspects; but at the end of a "chapter" somehow the words you've read have all gone away into some brittle aphasic two-dimensional soup.
The work is complete in three pamphlets covering five parts which constitute two parts (but not three) of the fifth and sixth book "of the later K.I.U. Publications", all of this happens before we open the covers of these little five-inch-tall publications--they are packed and are already confusing, and it only gets more so from there. Every chance interaction with the text is baffling, though it does seem to be about the Teddy Roosevelt administration/Babylon, I think, a satirical Old Testament-laden prophetic-something--in rhyme.
My guess is that the anonymous author of this three-part series (paginated from page 122-192) may have been the university itself (?) in spite of the proclamation of it being in London, Washington, and Paris. I can find in a not-deep investigation no evidence of the university, nor can I find any copies of these pamphlets on the web, nor is there any trace of them whatsoever in WorldCat.
I just like these personal logical systems--or at least I like the idea of them, even though many are just impossible to read. There is a surprise, though, in one: a political "cartoon" of suits, a very odd representation of Theodore Roosevelt and I-don't-know-what-else.
The illustration makes everything worthwhile...or maybe it doesn't. There is a high creep factor to it, though it was carefully prepared as a woodblock or cut of some sort.
I wasn't going to spend this much time on this adventure in words and just publish the artwork, but I got sucked in a little to see if there was anything there, but the entrance is also the exit, and as soon as you're in you're out. As my brother-in-law would say: "It is what it is" though maybe it wasn't what it was.