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Jonathan Bowden - Axe (2014)

Axe
Jonathan Bowden, Alex Kurtagic (Ed.)
London: The Palingenesis Project, 2014
90 pages
ISBN: 978-1909606074 (hardcover)

Axe begins with the Right and ends with conservatism, but it is largely a commentary on art, literature, and intellectuals on the Left. Bowden begins with a criticism of Wyndham Lewis and then builds a catena of digressions, whose topics include Andrea Mantegna, J. G. Ballard, Stephen King, a foray into personal memoir, Jean Baudrillard, the New Left, Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, and Roberto D'Aubuisson. Throughout his commentary, Bowden compares the meaning and approaches of the Right against those of the Left in the intersection between modern politics and culture. This is not an essay in any conventional sense, but rather a succession of fervid and unpredictable snapshots that acrete into a grotesque panorama of Western civilisation in the 20th century.


Bowden, Jonathan - Western Civilization Bites Back (San Francisco: Counter-Currents Publishing, 2014)

Western Civilization Bites Back
Jonathan Bowden, Greg Johnson (Ed.)
San Francisco: Counter-Currents Publishing, 2014
228 pages
ISBN: 978-1935965763 (hardcover); 978-1935965770 (paperback)

Western Civilization has suffered an astonishing series of reversals in the last century. On the eve of the Great War, whites controlled virtually the entire globe. Today, whites do not even control their own homelands. A century ago, Western culture as the inspiration and envy of the globe. Today, it is synonymous with hamburgers, pop music, and porn. Oppressed from above by alien and deracinated elites, demographically and culturally swamped from below by alien masses, whites are on the road to racial and cultural extinction.

In Western Civilization Bites Back, the late Jonathan Bowden argues that the ultimate root of Western decline is a collapse in moral self-confidence. But the West can recover its pride, glory, and destiny. Through wide-ranging discussions of such figures as Aeschylus, Shakespeare, and Nietzsche — as well as Marxism, the New Left, the holocaust, flimmaker Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, and novelist Bill Hopkins — Bowden explores the necessary conditions of a moral, racial, and cultural rebirth of the West.

With transcripts of seven of Bowden’s volcanic orations, his last interview, and three shorter pieces, Western Civilization Bites Back is an ideal introduction to one of the leading voices of the Anglophone New Right.


Bowden, Jonathan - Demon (London: The Palingenesis Project, 2014)

Demon
Jonathan Bowden, Alex Kurtagic (Ed.)
London: The Palingenesis Project, 2014
104 pages
ISBN: 978-1-909606-04-3 (hardcover); 978-1-909606-05-0 (paperback)

Between the late 1970s and the early 1990s, Jonathan Bowden wrote 27 books, about which almost nothing was known until after his death. Combining cultural criticism, with memoir, with high journalism, with selected correspondence, these texts belong to no particular genre, the prose being allowed to roam where it may, drawing from many strands, finding unexpected links, and collecting shrewd insights along the way. More than anything, they are exercises in exploration and self-clarification, wherein one will find, as work in progress, many of the themes that would later emerge in his orations. The Jonathan Bowden Collection aims at making these obscure texts readily available for the first time, complete with annotations and indeces, so that they may be studied and / or enjoyed by present and future generations interested in the dissidents who were on the margins of British intellectual life in our troubled times.

In Demon, Jonathan explores the topic of Jack the Ripper, the brutal serial killer from the foggy and pestilential backstreets of London, who savagely slaughtered and mutilated a string of prostitutes in the late Victorian era, and who later vanished, having never been identified by the police. The book begins with a survey of the different theories as to the killer’s identity—from royals to Freemasons—and ends with a free-flowing discussion on the relationship between art and crime—a subject matter which, as an outsider artist, and as one with an interest in all that is primal, nihilistic, and dark in the soul of man, was of enduring fascination for this unique author. Demon is not an essay in any conventional sense. The present edition incorporates the author’s hand-written corrections to the text.

The cover artwork is by Alex Kurtagic and depicts Jonathan in the role of Jack the Ripper. As those who knew him will remember, Jonathan enjoyed being perceived as a demonic figure and chose to play villains in his films.


Bowden, Jonathan - Pulp Fascism (San Francisco: Counter-Currents Publishing, 2013)

Pulp Fascism
Jonathan Bowden, Greg Johnson (Ed.)
San Francisco: Counter-Currents Publishing, 2014
210 pages
ISBN: 978-1935965633 (hardcover); 978-1935965640 (paperback)

Jonathan Bowden was a paradox: on the one hand, he was an avowed elitist and aesthetic modernist, yet on the other hand, he relished such forms of popular entertainment as comics, graphic novels, pulps, and even Punch and Judy shows, which not only appeal to the masses but also offer a refuge for pre- and anti-modern aesthetic tastes and tendencies.

Bowden was drawn to popular culture because it was rife with Nietzschean and Right-wing themes: heroic vitalism, Faustian adventurism, anti-egalitarianism, biological determinism, racial consciousness, biologically-based (and traditional) notions of the differences and proper relations of the sexes, etc.

Pulp Fascism collects Jonathan Bowden’s principal statements on Right-wing themes in popular culture drawn from his essays, lectures, and interviews. These high-brow analyses of low-brow culture reveal just how deep and serious shallow entertainment can be.


Bowden, Jonathan - The Speeches (London: Black Front Press, 2012)

The Speeches: A Collection of Talks Given at the London New Right
Jonathan Bowden, Troy Southgate (Ed.)
London: Black Front Press, 2012
170 pages
ISBN: 978-0957324510 (paperback)

A collection of transcripts from speeches addressed to the London New Right between 2006 and 2011. The talks are informative, passionate, dynamic, and often very funny, each revealing the full extent of the man's oratorical excellence, great intellectual bearing, and uncanny ability to speak without notes on a whole range of philosophical and cultural topics. The speeches on offer in this collection include discussions on William Butler Yeats, Savitri Devi, Ezra Pound, Marxism and the Frankfurt School, George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, Howard Phillips Lovecraft and Martin Heidegger.


Jonathan Bowden, Spiders are Not Insects (London: The Spinning Top Club, 2012)

Spiders are Not Insects
Jonathan Bowden
London: The Spinning Top Club, 2012
182 pages
ISBN:

This volume consists of 13 tales. Jonathan was born in Kent in 1962. He was the author of over thirty books—such as Our Name Is Legion, A Bullet Through Bone, Spiders Are Not Insects, Apocalypse TV and Kratos. A painter of distinction, Jonathan has produced over 200 full-size oil paintings. An orator of great power, Jonathan was a regular speaker at various events around the United Kingdom, and with his keen interest in the arts, his abilities as both an actor and writer have won him leading roles in two experimental films by the Italian filmmaker Andrea Lioy—Venus Fly Trap and Grand Guignol. Can such a card, in Alexander Pope's depiction of Ombre, be cut in half? Now we shall find out . . .


Jonathan Bowden - Locusts Devour a Carcass (London: The Spinning Top Club, 2012)

Locusts Devour a Carcass
Jonathan Bowden
London: The Spinning Top Club, 2012
165 pages
ISBN:

A new collection of 6 short stories. Jonathan was born in Kent in 1962. He was the author of over thirty books—such as Our Name Is Legion, A Bullet Through Bone, Spiders Are Not Insects, Apocalypse TV and Kratos. A painter of distinction, Jonathan has produced over 200 full-size oil paintings. An orator of great power, Jonathan was a regular speaker at various events around the United Kingdom, and with his keen interest in the arts, his abilities as both an actor and writer have won him leading roles in two experimental films by the Italian filmmaker Andrea Lioy—Venus Fly Trap and Grand Guignol. Can such a card, in Alexander Pope's depiction of Ombre, be cut in half? Now we shall find out . . .


Jonathan Bowden - Colonel Sodom Goes to Gomorrah (London: The Spinning Top Club, 2011)

Colonel Sodom Goes to Gomorrah
Jonathan Bowden
London: The Spinning Top Club, 2011
202 pages
ISBN:

The Marquis de Sade (1740-1814) is one of the most controversial characters to have ever drawn breath on this planet. Nor is the author at all blind to de Sade’s perversity or tendency towards the malign. Nonetheless, in this analysis, the obscenity is stripped from the Marquis’ works and they are viewed in a new way.


Jonathan Bowden - Our Name is Legion (London: The Spinning Top Club, 2011)

Our Name is Legion
Jonathan Bowden
London: The Spinning Top Club, 2011
188 pages
ISBN:

This volume consists of fourteen tales, non-fictions, prose poems, tablets and plays for film. Jonathan was born in Kent in 1962. He was the author of over thirty books—such as Our Name Is Legion, A Bullet Through Bone, Spiders Are Not Insects, Apocalypse TV and Kratos. A painter of distinction, Jonathan has produced over 200 full-size oil paintings. An orator of great power, Jonathan was a regular speaker at various events around the United Kingdom, and with his keen interest in the arts, his abilities as both an actor and writer have won him leading roles in two experimental films by the Italian filmmaker Andrea Lioy—Venus Fly Trap and Grand Guignol. Can such a card, in Alexander Pope's depiction of Ombre, be cut in half? Now we shall find out . . .


Jonathan Bowden - Louisiana Half-Face (London: The Spinning Top Club, 2010)

Louisiana Half-Face
Jonathan Bowden
London: The Spinning Top Club, 2010
228 pages
ISBN:

This book is an exercise in Gnosticism or a black magic story. It effectively recalls, by the by, those occult fictions of Dennis Wheatley such as They Used Dark Forces, To the Devil – a Daughter!, The Haunting of Toby Jugg or The Ka of Gifford Hillary. The work certainly features a retinue of characters drawn from the Horror genre. These were a Scarecrow (Beady Eyed Tremblake), a Vamp or lemur (Strawberry Wobbler), a Mummy (Boo Wilson), a Skeleton-man (Dramabu/Chap Rusk), a Split-face or two head (Human Toast and Dog-Eared Spittoon), a pair of Siamese Twins (Goober Peas), two Witches or hags (Queen Rat and Bob-cat Jenkin); as well as numerous Zombies, runts, mountebanks, clowns, alternative circus performers and riff-raff.


Jonathan Bowden - Omnibus 2 (London: The Spinning Top Club, 2010)

Omnibus 2
Jonathan Bowden
London: The Spinning Top Club, 2010
585 pages
ISBN:

A volume containing 3 previously published works by Jonathan Bowden, including Apocalypse TV, Lilith Before Eve and Goodbye, Homunculus!


Jonathan Bowden - The Art of Jonathan Bowden, Vol. 3 (London: The Spinning Top Club, 2010)

The Art of Jonathan Bowden, Vol. 3
Jonathan Bowden
London: The Spinning Top Club, 2010
249 pages
ISBN:

Early pop art and graphic novel work (1967-1974). Jonathan was born in Kent in 1962.


Jonathan Bowden - Goodbye Homunculus (London: The Spinning Top Club, 2009)

Goodbye, Homunculus!
Jonathan Bowden
London: The Spinning Top Club, 2009
180 pages
ISBN:

These amazing yarns provide a critique of dualism or Manichean lore. They are designed to compute a pagan rather than a Christian ethos – whereby morality is seen to be hierarchical rather than a matter of Kierkegaard’s Either/Or.


Jonathan Bowden - Lilith Before Eve (London: The Spinning Top Club, 2009)

Lilith Before Eve
Jonathan Bowden
London: The Spinning Top Club, 2009
172 pages
ISBN:

This book contains four plays for either the theatre, radio, television or film adaptation. These works are a direct rejoinder to Brechtian or marxist playwrights like Jim Allen, Howard Brenton, Edward Bond, David Edgar, Trevor Griffiths and Arnold Wesker. The first drama, Lilith Before Eve, examines Punch & Judy in a new way or in accordance with a violent dynamic. It proves capable of an Evolian explication, but actually ends with a chthonian or matriarchal bent (a la Charles Maurras) in his defence of Antigone. Our second work, Glock’s Abattoir, shows the necessity for courage and puts a limit on ‘crying wolf’ too often.


Jonathan Bowden - Omnibus 1 (London: The Spinning Top Club, 2009)

Omnibus 1
Jonathan Bowden
London: The Spinning Top Club, 2009
648 pages
ISBN:

A volume containing 4 previously published works by Jonathan Bowden, including Kratos, The Fanatical Pursuit of Purity, Al-Qa'eda Moth and A Ballet of Wasps.


Jonathan Bowden - A Ballet of Wasps (London: The Spinning Top Club, 2008)

A Ballet of Wasps
Jonathan Bowden
London: The Spinning Top Club, 2008
168 pages
ISBN:

This volume consists of four short stories and a play. The first, A Ballet of Wasps, deals with a woodsman who offends a vampire with tales of derring-do. Our second story, Golgotha’s Centurion, focuses on the chiaroscuro and ochre tints in Giotto and Cimabue. It also makes use of the same template as Mel Gibson in his Passion of the Christ, but this time to illustrate Lex talionis. The third piece, Wilderness’ Ape, delves into the world of zombies or the living dead. Sixty Foot Dolls – our fourth javelin – considers the vexed topics of ‘ageism’, eugenesis, regression theory and evolution. The last romance, Stinging Beetles, is a theatrical exercise in daemonic possession which brings together flash backs, dream sequences and other filmic techniques. Its finale again enforces the point of the whole book – namely, that heroic values and aristocratic mores need to take over once again.


Jonathan Bowden - The Fanatical Pursuit of Purity (London: The Spinning Top Club, 2008)

The Fanatical Pursuit of Purity
Jonathan Bowden
London: The Spinning Top Club, 2008
186 pages
ISBN:

The Fanatical Pursuit of Purity is a Gesamtkunstwerk or attempt at a total art-work in the Wagnerian tradition. It prefigures a puppet-stage or toy-theatre within which the lead character or marionette, Phosphorous Cool, has his circumference. Into this world other dolls - Mastodon Helix, Heathcote Dervish and Warlock Splendour Thomas - nimbly trip and spin. All of this finds itself punctuated by a third dimension or alternative space. It proves to be the unconscious or dream-space inhabited by these exercises in a macabre pantomime. This rival or extending narrative brings back our wooden figurines as part of an alternative Victoriana. It deals with Stephen Knight’s analysis of Jack the Ripper and a variant on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein - even James Whale’s film starring Boris Karloff. Mr Bowden believes in the creation of a separate world as art’s real purpose. It goes without saying that the result is ‘politically incorrect!’.


Jonathan Bowden - Al Qa'eda Moth (London: The Spinning Top Club, 2008)

Al-Qa'eda Moth
Jonathan Bowden
London: The Spinning Top Club, 2008
148 pages
ISBN:

Al-Qa'eda Moth is a western which finds itself divided into a three-pronged attack upon the senses. The first section deals with a nineteenth century narrative that typifies the films of John Wayne. The second strand involves a twentieth century version of the same story line. The third progression on our chess board, however, intellectualises this process and provides a template for dreaming. Using William Gayley Simpson's Which Way Western Man? as a briefing or sounding board --- Harlequin Thoomey, Toblerone Harpie, Old Man Smithers, Blackbird Leys Dingo et al speculate on western culture and its future. Can such a debate contribute to what Maurice Bardeche called the defence of the Occident? Our interweaving stories then combine in order to hint at a new Titan's creation.


Jonathan Bowden - Kratos (London: The Spinning Top Club, 2008)

Kratos
Jonathan Bowden
London: The Spinning Top Club, 2008
158 pages
ISBN:

KRATOS deals with the subject of psychopathia and is the author’s treatment of this theme. It involves dream sequences, monologue, phantasy and the elaboration of a wolfish purpose. Could it turn out to be a rendering of Lombroso’s theories about crime? It is accompanied by three additional stories. ORIGAMI BLUEBEARD, which concerns love across the generations which freezes into gelignite. GRIMALDI’S LEO has to be an altogether lighter work which evaluates the doctrine of ‘animal liberation’ from the perspective of a travelling circus. NAPALM BLONDE, the final tale in our quartet, must be considered as an attempted return to Greek tragedy.


Bowden, Jonathan - The Art of Jonathan Bowden, Vol. 2 (London: The Spinning Top Club, 2008)

The Art of Jonathan Bowden, Vol. 2
Jonathan Bowden
London: The Spinning Top Club, 2008
192 pages
ISBN:

Early pop art and graphic novel work (1968-1974).


Jonathan Bowden - The Art of Jonathan Bowden, Vol. 1 (London: The Spinning Top Club, 2007)

The Art of Jonathan Bowden, Vol. 1
Jonathan Bowden
London: The Spinning Top Club, 2007
204 pages
ISBN:

An extensive collection of artwork dating from 1980 to 2007.


Jonathan Bowden - Apocalypse TV (London: The Spinning Top Club, 2007)

Apocalypse TV
Jonathan Bowden
London: The Spinning Top Club, 2007
240 pages
ISBN:

This work is a contribution to meta-politics or the theoretical elaboration of political positions. It involves a Platonic dialogue between two voices - one Christian and the other Pagan - over a range of contemporary issues. Modelled on Plato's Republic, it attempts to achieve a resolution or dialectical power-play between Thrasymachus and Socrates' more effete companions. Our two collaborators or Dramatis Personae (Frederick and Thomas) are illiberal and 'politically incorrect' in tone. This was irrespective of whether they were debating 'political correctness', the madness or delusions of crowds (a la Gustav le Bon), the ethics of conspiracy or revisionism, or the origins of Turner Prize art in Duchamp and Dadaism. Thomas, of course, happens to be a short-hand for St. Thomas Aquinas; whereas Frederick hints at an implicit rivalry with the German thinker Friedrich Nietzsche. Please visit www.jonathanbowden.co.uk


Standardbearers of the Right (London: Bloomsbury Forum, 1999)

Standard-Bearers of the Right: British Roots of the New Right
Eddy Butler, Michael Newland, William King, Ralph Harrison, Adrian Davies, David Reynolds, Jeremiah Wilkes, Peter Gibbs, Sam Swerling, Tom Garforth, Derek Turner, Steve Smith, Jonathan Bowden
London: Bloomsbury Forum, 1999
240 pages
ISBN: 978-0953730902 (paperback)

Collected in this volume are Cain, Scum, Frenzy, and Mutilation.


Collected Works, Vols. 6
Jonathan Bowden
London: Avant-Garde Publishing Ltd, 1995
240 pages
ISBN: 1-872181-41-4

Collected in this volume are Cain, Scum, Frenzy, and Mutilation.


Collected Works, Vols. 5
Jonathan Bowden
London: Avant-Garde Publishing Ltd, 1995
240 pages
ISBN: 1-872181-41-4

Collected in this volume are Scorpio, Crassus, Anger, Barbarism, and Love.


Collected Works, Vols. 4
Jonathan Bowden
London: Avant-Garde Publishing Ltd, 1995
240 pages
ISBN: 1-872181-41-4

Collected in this volume are Brute, Prole, Vermin, and Skin.


Collected Works, Vols. 3
Jonathan Bowden
London: Avant-Garde Publishing Ltd, 1995
240 pages
ISBN: 1-872181-41-4

Collected in this volume are Attack, Mad, Aryan, and Sade.


Collected Works, Vols. 2
Jonathan Bowden
London: Avant-Garde Publishing Ltd, 1995
240 pages
ISBN: 1-872181-41-4

Collected in this volume are Fury, Suck, Onslaught, Craze, and Deliverance.


Collected Works, Vols. 1
Jonathan Bowden
London: Avant-Garde Publishing Ltd, 1995
432 pages
ISBN: 1-872181-41-4

Collected in this volume are Demon, Axe, Blood, Heat, and Deathlock.


Right
Jonathan Bowden
London: European Books Society, 1993
unknown pages
ISBN:

No extant copy of this book has been found.


Craze
Jonathan Bowden
London: Egotist Press, 1993
unknown pages
ISBN:

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Axe
Jonathan Bowden
London: Egotist Press, 1993
unknown pages
ISBN:

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Bowden, Jonathan - Sade (Charleston, WV: Nine-Banded Books, 2013)

Sade
Jonathan Bowden
London: Egotist Press, 1993 (first edition); Charleston, WV: Nine-Banded Books, 2013 (second edition, pictured).
140 pages
ISBN: 978-0989697217 (paperback)

Originally released in 1992, Jonathan Bowden's erudite study of the life and times of the Marquis de Sade is at once work of fevered imagination and a highly original contribution to extant Sade scholarship. "Sade represented the energy a society had girded around its loins."


Aryan
Jonathan Bowden
London: Egotist Press, 1993.
140 pages
ISBN: 978-0989697217 (paperback)

Study of National Socialism.


Bowden, Jonathan - Mad (Charleston, WV: Nine-Banded Books, 2009)

Mad
Jonathan Bowden
London: Egotist Press, 1993 (first edition); Charleston, WV: Nine-Banded Books, 2009 (second edition, pictured)
136 pages
ISBN: 978-0578006406 (paperback)

The ghosts of Hobbes, Sade, and Stirner haunt Jonathan Bowden's unique and captivating experimental study of mortality salience, interpersonal strife, and the emergence of the modern state.

 

 

Books

Jonathan Bowden, Right (London: The Palingenesis Project, 2016)
Jonathan Bowden - Blood
Jonathan Bowden - Axe (2014)
Bowden, Jonathan - Western Civilization Bites Back (San Francisco: Counter-Currents Publishing, 2014)
Bowden, Jonathan - Demon (London: The Palingenesis Project, 2014)
Bowden, Jonathan - Pulp Fascism (San Francisco: Counter-Currents Publishing, 2013)
Jonathan Bowden, Spiders are Not Insects (London: The Spinning Top Club, 2012)
Jonathan Bowden - Locusts Devour a Carcass (London: The Spinning Top Club, 2012)
Jonathan Bowden - Colonel Sodom Goes to Gomorrah (London: The Spinning Top Club, 2011)
Jonathan Bowden - Our Name is Legion (London: The Spinning Top Club, 2011)
Jonathan Bowden - Louisiana Half-Face (London: The Spinning Top Club, 2010)
Jonathan Bowden - Omnibus 2 (London: The Spinning Top Club, 2010)
Jonathan Bowden - The Art of Jonathan Bowden, Vol. 3 (London: The Spinning Top Club, 2010)
Jonathan Bowden - Goodbye Homunculus (London: The Spinning Top Club, 2009)
Jonathan Bowden - Lilith Before Eve (London: The Spinning Top Club, 2009)
Jonathan Bowden - Omnibus 1 (London: The Spinning Top Club, 2009)
Jonathan Bowden - A Ballet of Wasps (London: The Spinning Top Club, 2008)
Jonathan Bowden - The Fanatical Pursuit of Purity (London: The Spinning Top Club, 2008)
Jonathan Bowden - Al Qa'eda Moth (London: The Spinning Top Club, 2008)
Jonathan Bowden - Kratos (London: The Spinning Top Club, 2008)
Bowden, Jonathan - The Art of Jonathan Bowden, Vol. 2 (London: The Spinning Top Club, 2008)
Jonathan Bowden - The Art of Jonathan Bowden, Vol. 1 (London: The Spinning Top Club, 2007)
Jonathan Bowden - Apocalypse TV (London: The Spinning Top Club, 2007)

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