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The Consolation of the Shoes
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Welcome to the official website for Manolo the Shoeblogger's new work, The Consolation of the Shoes! Here you will find news and information about this work and its author, full-color pictures of the work's illustrations, forums in which you may discuss this work, and coming soon, Herr Prof. Dr. Boethius von Korncrake's scholarly study, A Skeleton Key to "The Consolation of the Shoes".

Who is Manolo the Shoeblogger?


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How does one explain Manolo the Shoeblogger to someone who’s never visited his wildly popular internet site? Well, take two parts high-class shoe fetishist, one part Ricky Ricardo, and one part Jacques Barzun, a dash of Ignatius J. Reilly, shake vigorously and decant liberally, and you’ve got Manolo the Shoeblogger.
Since first appearing in October, 2004, […]

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Illustrations


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View full color versions of all the illustrations contained in The Consolation of the Shoes.

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Discussion Forums


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A place where all of the Manolo’s internet friends can talk about shoes and literature and anything else that tickles their fancy.

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The New Pamphleteer


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The Manolo’s The Consolation of the Shoes is published by the New Pamphleteer, an internet-based publishing company that seeks to filter out and preserve whatever is worth preserving from the great digital stream of the web and give it a second life in print. And because pamphlets are the ideal form for this purpose, they […]

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Read an Excerpt from The Consolation of the Shoes


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MANOLO says, many years ago, when the young Manolo was sunk into despair over the dismal and impoverished conditions in which he had found himself, he sat down at the rickety table in his tiny garret, picked up his pen, and turned to his muses to help him write the few lines of baleful poetry […]

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Reviews and News!


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Press clippings, reviews, and blog posts about Manolo the Shoeblogger’s The Consolation of the Shoes

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Meet Herr Prof. Dr. Boethius von Korncrake


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The forward to The Consolation of the Shoes was provided by Manolo the Shoeblogger’s long time friend, Herr Professor Doktor Boethius P. von Korncrake, the current occupant of the Klaus Meine Chair of Medieval Semiotics at the Institut für Europäische Spielwissenschaft und Freizeitforschung in Bitterfeld, Germany.

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A Skeleton Key to the Consolation of the Shoes


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Coming soon, Prof. Dr. von Korncrake’s A Skeleton Key to the Consolation of the Shoes, a page by page explication of Manolo the Shoeblogger’s masterwork, The Consolation of the Shoes. Herr Prof. Dr. von Korncrake delves deeply into the structure and meaning of this important work, elucidating the obscurities and highlighting the profoundities contained […]

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