Book of Satiricons
Miss Elodie Pinel claims that one can reach Slavko Krunic’s paintings via the faiths of several people who had taken refuge in his workshop during the great flood. Slavko’s paintings were the only place where one could survive.
Working as a maid in his paintings, Miss Pinel carefully controlled any inappropritate content of the sunken world, from entering the picture. As time passed, and the fate of these strange people became more uncertain, the pictures looked more beautiful and comprehensive.
According to the renowned Alexandrian historian and mage, Mr Pljakic, the pictures enjoyed the uncertain and enigmatic fates of their tenants.
Miss Livia, the absent doorkeeper, managed to escape from her cell, and then from herself.
Chinese merchants have seen her in Cappadocia, searching for Slavko's early pictures, but she had forgotten how the pictures look.
The fate of “The Lord of Firm Intentions,” a lawyer and an expert for monitoring duel regularities, may seem tragic, but the relief lies in his passing into eternity with his profession.
Miss Leticia Sforza, of wonderous splendor and gentle serenity, was making a mysterious balm of tranquillity and beauty. Leticia could restore a dry branch to full blossom, she was the bringer of spring and life, but only for a brief moment. Nobody knows how she disappeared, there only remains a portrait which Slavko Krunic painted in secret.
Particular attention must be paid to the knight, born with silver scales all over his body. He spoke eloquently, which shielded his appearance, and no one could suspect that he was actually a taking fish. Everthing on him was dry, except his eyes, from which a large and familiar river started to flow.
Miss Laura, praised with glory and admiration, didn’t know Petrarch. To her, the ever spreading scent of glory was never understandable. A heartless woman, who not once glanced at the poet, lives in a deep forest in northern Italy, and awaits for the one who will set her free from her web of delusion. Fame does not allow her to move into eternity, she is bored and portably still waiting. Slavko Krunic tried to paint warmth into her eyes, but was frozen in doing so.
The Spanish sailor, Raul Albergo, was searching for a land which he called Dulcinea. He sailed dangerous seas, when there was water and when there was none. He especially enjoyed dragging his ship over dry land, much like children drag their carts. Nothing could stop him from sailing. His ship moved through time, as other vehicles moved through space.
Mr Triton, a composer, is histerically running away from the girl he invented.
Mrs Rezonant flees Moscow and the reds, whose ideas she could never understand. She retreats into her imaginary world, visible only to her, and no one will ever understand why she finds refuge there.
Mr Bezuhov, an extraordinary man, and teacher, a dreamer, has a great fear of change and women. Every time he professed his love to a woman, she would marry another. The only solution, thought Bezuhov, is to go to bird regions, and from there dream of travel. Several days later he was found staring at nothing.
The girl of the mandolin wood, Miss Ernestine, mourns her existence, and begs the world to forgive her. Walking in the garden, she would always hear a light tune by Chopin, performed by an unknown musician.
The imagined melody is always more true than the imagined life.
Mr Peter Freeman, a Dutch immigrant willing to be sacrificed for puritan America, discovers his priest's call at the age of 42. Fifteen year prior, he falls in love with a sweet-named street girl: Teresa Ativelt. The girl was arrested and sent to the New World, full of evangelists, convicts, and poor people following their dreams.
Peter never found Teresa. He realised that there is no such thing as human life. Every moment of his life exists, but not life's envisioned wholeness.