Re: Whittemore Criticism
Posted by Anne on June 13, 2005, 5:36 pm, in reply to "Re: Whittemore Criticism"
Well it is nice to have some new content for the site. I am waiting for the sketches before publishing the whole shebang. The poems are really interesting, very personal, but also give you shivers in that they show the human side of the mythological author. Helen has some very interesting views on the man vs the author.|
: 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.