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.)
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Vineland / Pynchon
His signature blend of hyper-realism and comic book nonsense.
I read this some years ago in a cursory way, got nothing out of it; this time around I'm impressed.
A good deal of research on Japan shoveled into the story.