“And meanwhile time goes about its immemorial work of making everyone look and feel like shit.” Martin Amis,the Literary Giant in 'London Fields' predicted his future after abandoning the FOX for the JACKAL!!
I do NOT understand your point about 'Writers and Masks',but PAUL AUSTER is one of the writers who deals very often with multiple identities/masks and self-discovery. Even though I have only read the 'NEW YORK TRILOGY',Paul has earned my admiration and respect ,especially after his recent visit and lecture in our country. He has also hepled understand a bit more about women(mysterious women)... When I read about Paul's "need to get inside the reader's skin and mind and heart,and challenge that person,move that person,open their eyes to things they had ne ver thought about before", I remembered someone's words(??) about "re-inventing ourselves and our relationships with the others"!!
Paul has also written in the Trilogy that "the story is not in the words,it's in the struggle". Well,with Paul's words I think I could make it through the stuggle!!! Thank you METAIXMIO for bringing him and thanks Paul for coming. Hope will see you again SOON...
Post by WONDER Woman on Dec 30, 2014 3:27:42 GMT -5
Hello, hello, can you hear me? Hello?
I’m calling from far away. What?
You can’t hear me? Has my distance
discharged? Are you speaking from mobile
space? Press zero again? Again?
Can you hear me now?
Yes, can you please put Him on?
What number did I call? The Sky —
this is what I was given. He’s not there?
Can I scream him a message?
It’s very urgent, tell him
I saw in my sleep he died and his son
small sobbing child who peed itself
fear-soaked all the way
up and still
Tell Him to come and change it.
If he can’t, tell him please
his old warning ripened, that the old
man would eat him if he didn’t
It ripened. He became
a meal of age. Not in a small dreamy taverna.
In some popular dive now managed
by the mirror.
He saw the best minds of his generation destroyed by sanity,dragging themselves through an obscure argument at dawn,in search of a knowledge fix. However, He should cut the bitterness,the cynism with his pen,like cutting flesh to feel alive. The lady Art is lying dead there under a clusterfuck of recombinatory tropes,data and endless memes.
No one could go back to yesterday, but everyone could move forward to tomorrow. Writers must wash literature off themselves. They need to be Men above all,to be human. He is Human! That is his biggest trophy. The fact that He is a fucked-up HUMAN!!
PS:Leonard Cohen,one of my favourite songwriters and poets, after celebrating his 80th birthday this September,released his new album ‘Popular Problems’. ‘Rolling Stone’ readers selected it as one of the BEST albums of 2014. However, I have chosen a vintage song that ,I think,suits your “ Zone of Interest”.
"Be always at war with your vices,at peace with your neighbours and let each new Year find YOU a BETTER MAN..."[/b
Wellcome to the CLUB,my buttterfly!!! Now could you tell WHO is the 'DAVID'and WHO is the'GOLIATH'? If Barnes is the Writer's Writer,then the MASTER is the Writer of ALL the Writers!!!! And you are only in the beginning- BLEEDING EDGE- ΥΠΕΡΑΙΧΜΗ IN GREEK.... Wait till you read 'GRAVITY'S RAINBOW' 2015 will be a UNIQUE YEAR: END of JANUARY: UK release of ANDERSON'S "INHERENT VICE"..
JUNE is our turn to host the INTERNATIONAL PYNCHON WEEK, in Greece the land of PLURALISTIC PARANOIA....