“Crime and Punishment” is the greatest of Dostoevsky’s novels, and those who have not read it can have only an incomplete idea of the author’s genius. A great critic of Russian literature, whose affection for Turgenev never allowed him to do more than strict justice to a rival’s work, once declared that this book was the most perfect study in criminal psychology since Shakespeare wrote “Macbeth.” The story is quite simple. A certain student named Raskolnikov is living in miserable poverty. His head is as full of ambitions as his pockets are empty of roubles, and he is constantly chafed by the thought of an old hag who keeps a pawnshop where he has now and then raised a little money. The horrible idea of murder for the sake of coin comes to him, but at first he resists it. His whole nature revolts against any act of cruelty, but a number of small circumstances combine to make it seem that the crime is inevitable. In a tavern he hears a discussion of which the gist is that in a world where young lives are often wasted for lack of help those who abuse their riches should be destroyed. A letter suddenly tells him that his sister is hastening into a miserable marriage simply on account of his family’s penury. Another chance conversation reveals how easily the old woman’s death could be compassed.
Written anonymously and first published in 1922, is perhaps the most prominent anti-Hollywood polemic published during this turbulent time in film history.
The author (later identified as former PHOTOPLAY editor Edward Roberts) takes us on a guided tour through the seedy, disreputable, thoroughly indecent underworld that lurks beneath Hollywood's glistening, glamorous facade. It is a sensational work of moral alarmism that gives us a wild, untamed, unapologetically lurid account of Hollywood's dark side.
All around the world flags are unfurled, they might be black, red, bloodstained or showing skulls and bones. Some even fly two triangles on them. Anarchy—The Coming Terror: Courage, Freedom, and Revolution, is a collection of events, essays, articles, and reports concerning Anarchists, Communists, Socialists, Unemployed, Politicians, Revolutionists, Workers, Governments, Prophets, Robbers, Unionists, Capitalists, Individualists, Rebels, Friends and foes.
From New Zealand, Australia, to Chicago and Portland, United States of America, we present historic works by; Arthur Desmond (Ragnar Redbeard), J. A. Andrews (A Handbook of Anarchy), John Dwyer (The Anarchist), Malfew Seklew, No. 7., The Active Service Brigade, Ringleader 27, Henry Lawson, and then some.
Australasian colonial observations including;
*PAPUA DIABOLI. (*Ragnar Redbeard used the last phrase, his own altered version on the cover to his Women and War.)
THE DEATH OF GOD.
THE EVOLUTION OF GOD.
Stefan Von Kotze was born in Germany in 1869 and died in 1909. He was a frequent contributor to THE BULLETIN and other journals both in Australia and abroad in the ’nineties. He wrote in both German and English, and A. G. Stephen said of him that he envied Daley’s facility, as it took him days to write a poem. Much of his work was published during his lifetime in Germany in book-form, and not translated or available in English until years later. He was a keen observer with a sense of humor, and his stories are interesting as showing the impact of the Australian bush and bush-life on Continental Europeans.
FREEMASONRY—"The Open Road To Damnation." The pamphlet is brilliantly written, is extremely aggressively vitriolic. It speaks of the hidden “Black Degrees” and the “Adoration of Satan.”