A Conversation for 'Kubla Khan' by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The second half...

Post 1

Silly Willy

In "Ditk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency' Douglas Adams mentions a second half which is "altogether stranger" is there an actual second half?

The second half...

Post 2


No, I don't think so.

The idea in the book was that, when Dirk, Richard and Reg go back in time to stop the alien bloke from getting on the ship, Dirk was the "distraction" that had been recorded in the history books that caused Coleridge to forget the last part.

The beginning of the book starts off in another universe, if you will, where Dirk had not yet changed history.


The second half...

Post 3


Yes there is! A psychotic, schizophrenic retard who finished off the poem - and is still adding to it, the thoughtless git - has done a job to the very highest praises. What about the poor school kids that may one day have to study it? Haven't they got enough problems learning the original 54 lines without this maniac adding to their woes? ..... God bless the bastard from Porlock who interupted STC. If you are the masochistic twisted type who finds such works appealing go to VIMEO, then Kubla Khan Complete. (S.T. Coleridges other unfinished fragment "The Dark Ladie" has also been finished. Is nothing sacred?)

The suggested ending to this masterpiece of English literature has unfortunately received the highest praises ie - The Right Hoinourable The Lord William Coleridge - President of "The Friends of Coleridge" academic group - has fully endorsed the conclusion, HRH Prince Charles has described it as "poetic fruit" and Maryam Mafi - a published translator of the works of Julalladin Rumi - has written that it is "Quite amazing."

I happen to know the author after having to suffer the same space as him these last 43 years. The angst, the drama, the skiving off to "contact his soul" - no doubt with half a bottle of nitro-methane methanol mixed with a few more potent substances which are brewed overnight in a fume cuboard.... Take it from me he is a git....
No I'm Not!...
Yes you are!!...
It's you who is the git!....
Sod off schizo.
It's you who's the schizo.
Why do you always have to argue?
I'm not arguing.
Look there you go again....

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