Monday, September 29, 2008

Fever Recital 2

This recital happened in a field, where animals were present.

Reciting page 1 of my novel, Fever

This Sunday afternoon I recited the first page of my novel, Fever, while rowing a boat.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Content-driven kitsch happens in Paris possibly

The French invented many things - cakes, roads, vegetables, the English language. B-b-b-but (sorry, I start to stutter when I feel I'm losing my audience) who could have imagined they invented Goth as well? Siouxie Sioux, off with you now.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Alcibiades - California 1969

I was thinking of Alcibiades, the Greek traitor, again. Here, I feel, is his sixty-ninth reincarnation making a right dog's dinner of that delightful song by The Doors. Though it must be said - he is lionlike. Lionlike.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Madame Bovary, c'est moi - an interview with Andreï Makine

My interview with Russian author Andreï Makine has been published in 3am Magazine.

It’s said that on his death in 1982, Leonid Brezhnev, leader of the Soviet Union, was so obese that his body fell through the bottom of the wooden coffin meant to contain him. Reassigned to a metal casket, a final indignity still awaited at his graveside by the Kremlin walls. The pallbearers lowering him down on ropes proved unable to cope with the weight. The coffin slipped, clunked off the grave’s edge, then disappeared into the hole with a loud crash. More here...