Fantazius Mallare

by Ben Hecht

A novel of decadence and mystic existentialism, Fantazius Mallare is a story of a mad recluse--a genius sculptor and painter who is at war with reason. Rather than commit suicide, his doting madness dictates that he must revolt against all evidence of life that exists outside himself. He destroys all of his work and then seeks out a woman who will devote herself to his Omnipotence. What follows is a glorious trek into a horrifying enlightening insanity.

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