Something other than the Arab-Israeli War to complain about: “Rep. Major R. Owens: The Revenge of Napoleon” (suggested by Barry).
The Temple was still burning on the 10th of ’Av; the only reason today is not a fast day is because it is assumed that most people today are not able to fast two days in a row. However, some of the mourning is still with us today. As such, today’s quasi-weird things with be the rest of the dystopian material I have collected for this period.
- Edwin A. Abbott’s Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is a mathematical fantasy set in a two-dimensional world in which someone is incarcerated for daring to believe in the existence of a third dimension.
- Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels takes a traveller to unusual lands, which are inhabited by insane societies or societies that make his own look insane.