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How to Become an It Architect iI LOVED this book Not least of which because Kate Zambreno and I are obsessed with all the exact same artists Kathy Acker Chantal Akerman Susan Sontag Clarice Lispector Marguerite Duras David Wojnarowicz The way all the little essaysmemoirsstories shapeshift from one topic to another one and back again so don t know how to describe her don t know how to describe her style besides Shaking Behind the Microphone: Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking it very personal and very fluidn the way Lamikorda it blends biography and autobiography so smoothly Every piecen here Garou Saga: Who's Who Werewolves is short and sweet andt s all so full of nsights and connections and commentary on celebrity and myths of stardom This s literally everything I look for n a book and also a bizarrely well timed read after I read Chantal Akerman s memoir and bizarrely well timed read after I read Chantal Akerman s memoir and Acker s nterview book both of which overlapped Complete Guide to the TOPIK (advanced) in a big way with a lot of these essays Pretentious shite Genuinely a struggle to get through this despite how short each chapters Had to stop at 49% and go stress eat some carbs before I could dredge up the will to continue If I ever see another navel gazing ramble about Andy Warhol or Edie Sedgwick or literally any other white hipster con I will throw myself under the shanghai metro Imagine that a middle class White Feminist with a degree n gender studies buys a shop You Come to Yokum in a run down neighbourhood convertst nto a gluten free bistro and nvites all their annoying white feminist friends over for a movie themed brunch This book Zbogom, dragi Krleža is what you d find on the the tablesnstead of a menu In the tradition of Benjamin Sontag and Barthes Kate Zambrero creates her own Her fictional persona even Firesoul ift Jonathan Franzen: The Comedy of Rage is closed to her real self moves through culture reshaping the establishment Her voicess evocative of a Joan of Arc who struggles while achieving like Beckett s Watt and like Dostoevsky s the Idiot not knowing the lasting You Are the Rain impact of her words This last things meant as compliment Not that many contemporary writers are unafraid to recognize A new work eual parts observational micro fiction and cultural criticism reflecting on the dailiness of life as a woman and writer on fame and failure aging and art from the acclaimed author of Heroines Green Girl and O Fallen AngelIn the first half of Kate Zambreno’s as.
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"crisis that would "that would for a political literatureI have thought about this uestion for a while now and I think t connects to than just writing t s about art making Iron Cross it s about a way of life thats opposed to a mainstream homogenized successAnd I said to his that there s always something to be angry about always something to rage againstIf I Could Only Write Throughout only write throughout entire life with the electricity of the amateurThere needs to be a word I ve realized for the parasitism of middlebrow art and literature that steals from nteresting and radical art but Pfaueninsel in the process stripst of ts ferality ts political urgency Torah With Ramban's Commentary Translated, Annotated, And Elucidated: Devarim/Deuteronomy (Artscroll) its ueernessts threat Sarah Schulman uses the term gentrified also connecting t to AckerWriter s block How boring I am supposed to be working on an essay this essay n fact but something stalls me I cannot enter nto t I am unsure what s the use of all this first person any I don t know There were some fragments that I really enjoyed the trifecta of Tallulah Bankhead Heiress Louise Brooks n a Mint Green Housecoat was a really nteresting examination of like fame femininity and aging But for the most part I just felt like I was reading a journal that someone had written with the ntention of writing a capital j Journal I am a pretty big fan of Zambreno I read what she writes I see myself Time Capsule int I see myself writing like her I feel like I could read her writing about the process of unclogging a drain and find Hot Under the Collar it brilliant That being said I didn t love Screen Tests The books made up of essays and the screen tests which are one to two page stories a la Lydia Davis or reports Gerald Murnane that reflect or wander around topics like writers Sontag Stein Ferrante cinema dogs Horses in film Meg. Oney Maurice Blanchot to Louise Brooks The series of essays that follow on figures central to Zambreno’s thinkingncluding Kathy Acker David Wojnarowicz and Barbara Loden are manifestos about art that Goblin King ingeniouslyntersect and chime with the stories that came before the. He fragment self and that our consciousness The Luthier's Apprentice is alwaysn deep struggle
With Depression We Havedepression We have same taste Factories in the Field: The Story of Migratory Farm Labor in California in artists so I enjoyed reading her uips about those people but sometimes her voice as a writer reads like a 2010 tumblr text post Screen Testss an artfully poised lineup of uasi reads like a 2010 tumblr text post Screen Tests s an artfully poised lineup of uasi novels and films Kate Zambreno makes a strong case for each of these put upon female artists while the collection s also a shimmering delight Villa Mendl: Leben und Schicksal der Ankerbrot-Erbin Bettina Mendl in and oftself Really enjoyed the final two essays New York City Summer 2013 and One Can Be Dumb and Unhappy at Exactly the Same Time true Meh Too much name dropping too much coyness way way way too much navel gazing You re just not that nteresting Kate nobody s that nteresting Not even any of the people that aren t you that you occasionally try to write about Ideas are Schlechter Sex 2 interesting and when you engage withdeas concepts works you re New Jewish Voices: Plays Produced by the Jewish Repertory Theatre interesting too But the rest of thiss just tiresome and reads like someone s lightly edited private journal A few passages from Screen TestsIn a recent nterview I was asked to name a book I thought should be remembered And I chose the u b cois writer Catherine Mavrikakis s A Cannibal and Melancholy Mourning The narrator hotly mourns all of these friends who have dies of AIDS all named Herv The narrator says she loves works that are tender and cruel and that s what this The Disability Studies Reader is for me a jeremiad a beautiful complaint The books nspired by Herv Guibert s autoportrait To the Friend Who Did Not Save My Life fictionalizing his friends Michel Foucault s death from AIDS which also documents Guibert s own diagnosis Like A French Companion a French companion Close to the Knives The nterviewer asked me to talk about New Narrative and I told him that t was an avant garde ueer mostly American literary scene circling around community and especially memorializing friends and lovers who died of AIDS refusing their disappearance I rattled off names of New Narrative wri. Toundingly original collection Screen Tests the narrator regales us with ncisive and witty swatches from a life lived nside a brilliant mind meditating on aging and vanity fame and failure writing and writers along with portraits of everyone from Susan Sontag to Amal Clo.