W. Kandinsky: "There are no 'musts' in art." T.S. Eliot: "There is no freedom in art." Dostoievski character, after the ancient Middle East epigram: "Everything is permitted." (R-rated weblog. Since one has been advised there is no Literature anymore, or even literature, only writing, one proceeds on the premise that this weblog qualifies as not-meaningless, since it is, or appears to be, a form of "writing." Image: Banksy.)
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
I'm glad the definition of a "knacker" providentially floated into the Waiting Room because it turns out he is a major character in Frost, which is flaccid and verbose and plotless and blasphemous--though all this can be overlooked because it is after all a first novel, and the signs of the power of the mature Bernhard are unmistakable, beautiful moments of strange and dark LOL. I've added Jessa Crispin's website to the BWR Links as a prose alternative to the prodigious and unsatisfying blog maintained by "that language poet."
Posted by Richard McNally at 12:12 AM
Labels: Jessa Crispin, Th. Bernhard
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