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Bohemian Bourgeois: The Confessions of/Myers, David/Paper/1876780592/S047-C2
Central Queensland University Press
The neo-gothic Great Hall of Sydney University is the catalyst in transforming Benjamin from a leather-studded motorbike yobbo into a well-read poseur in corduroy trousers and sued brothel-creepers. The gauche suburbanite miraculously metamorphoses into an inner urban libertarian. In the gas-lit Great Hall he becomes drunk with power as a German archangel in a medieval passion play. It is but a small step from archangel on-stage to a tipsy Don Juan off-stage in the liberated student slums around Sydney University.
These are the erotic memoirs of an accidental philanderer. From Mitzi to Jezzie and from Lulu to Ingrid, Benjamin B. falls in and out of love with the ease of a weasel. But neither in the loves of bohemia nor in the pseudo-security of the bourgeoisie does he find an ultimate solace. In the end everything is thrown into chaos by the comic Armageddon of Pharaoh Amenophis IV and Queen Nefertiti. A parallel universe invades through micro-chips, the world wobbles on its unstable axis and farce and terror envelop all.