: That was the funny thing, at the beginning of
: Disch's article I was agreeing with him on
: the silliness of the rationales handed out
: to those who would criticize the writers he
: mentioned (who, except for Burroughs, I just
: find to be boring) but then... I don't know
: what tied the two parts of the article
: together really. A cut up, perhaps?
: I'm really looking forward to the poems. I
: remember getting chills when I read the
: afterword in the Old Earth Books by Judy
: Karasik because I realized that this was the
: first time that we have a speaking
: Whittemore or (to put it another way that
: won't get me sly looks from Derrida) a
: Whittemore that speaks outside of his
: fiction. Another demension of Whittemore.
: Bill- I think you're absolutely correct
: about Joe. If I may refer you to a post I
: made a while back, "Many Thanks"
: it's called and I think it's in one of the
: replies, I go in at length why I think Joe
: is such a fine Irish character.
: Anne- everything you do for us here is much
: appreciated and the spam campaign is no
: exception. Thank you!
: --Previous Message--
: 1. We know about spam. You're doing a great
: 2. There was a surfeit of avant-garde
: writing. Much of it came from Disch. Would
: piss anybody off.
: 3. Really looking forward to the new
: --Previous Message--
: Sorry about the spam - beyond my control. In
: fact when I apprehensively opened the link
: from my mail today I expected more of the
: same. I was even considering updating the
: security of this message board and requiring
: everyone to have a password and login. I
: applied a filter whereby the subject line
: cannot be changed, which - fingers crossed -
: may deter the dreaded spammers.
: I thought Disch's review pretty silly
: myself. Perhaps, at the time of writing
: there was a surfeit of avante guarde writing
: and it pissed him off.
: On other news, I have been contacted by
: Helen Bar Lev, the woman with whom
: Whittemore lived whilst he was in Jerusalem.
: We've been having an interesting
: communication on the type of person he was.
: She has sent me some poems she wrote about
: him and will also contribute some sketches
: and paintings of the man as well. Look to
: see them soon. The poems provide some
: insight into Whittemore,the person.
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