Henry Miller

version

Who loves ya, baby?
I think I'd have a higher opinion of Miller as a person if a lot of the sexual stuff was fiction, but a lower opinion of him as a writer because it actually happening affords slightly more justification for boring the reader to death with it.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
I have just started reading Hopscotch by Cortazar (finally) - the first few pages appear to be another of those boho bumming around Paris (in the US sense) talking about art books and doing unusual things in keeping with their artistic temperaments. This passage struck me as rather a precise skewering of such types

CortaszarEdited.jpg

Cost that's exactly what they (we) do isn't it?
 

version

Who loves ya, baby?
It'll be interesting to see if what Cortazar's saying in that passage actually comes across throughout the book, or whether he's just trying to position himself as above it then does it anyway.
 

catalog

Well-known member
I've tried reading cortazar a few times, he did this classic of psychogeography, where he and his wife stopped at every service station on a motorway, like it was their holiday. Sadly I can't remember anything about it, don't think I finished it. And hopscotch I've heard about loads but I only read a few pages before losing interest
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
It'll be interesting to see if what Cortazar's saying in that passage actually comes across throughout the book, or whether he's just trying to position himself as above it then does it anyway.
It will be yeah... got a feeling from the reputation of the book that it will be something different. To be honest I didn't even know it was set in Paris, all I thought about it was that it was possible to read in more than one order or something.
 
Top