Saturday, May 06, 2006

Robert Glück gave a talk at the University of Denver a couple of months ago (much to our delight, he is in residence at DU this Spring). What follows are the more or less (I too often suffer from hearing what I want to hear, this impacts on faithfullness) accurate notes I took during it. I leave it to you to fill in the gaps, if they seem like gaps, I'm not sure they do.

fixed in eternity, where they ought to be

the disruption of ego boundaries

an endless permeability of self

the way sight would be in heaven

narrative names the world as if it knew it

I instinctively want to feel complete

the narrative of how to read the fragmented self

the excess of being and no place to put it

disjunct writing describes a fragmented self

using the sentence as the compositional unit

minimalism = subtraction of one of the elements of a piece

the porousness of being

the Madness of Day (la Folie du jour)

what is appropriate transgressive fiction?

ugly on purpose (like some of Acker's writing) or ugly by accident

'even outlaw literature arrives with its pedigree'
—Dodie Bellamy

push the limts to see what can be contained in fiction

leave the reader in a state of wonder/vertigo/expectation

there is no sharper point than infinity

the time of the reading vs the time taking place in the story

compositional unit = unit of time

what is time in writing?

reading: offering yourself up to be organized


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This kind of document is available nowhere else. Thank you.

7:50 PM  
Blogger sufferwords said...

those axioms need interpretations


10:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interpret away!

7:19 AM  

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