Saturday, April 19, 2008

Barthelme in Bontoc


Reading companions in Bontoc were a Poets&Writers magazine and "Not-Knowing", book on the nonfiction works of Donald Barthelme. Left D.B. in a hotel and thought I lost it forever. But, Lo and behold!, had it returned to me against all odds. It's a sign.



"Play is one of the great possibilities of art; it is also ... the
Eros-principle whose repression means total calamity. The humorless
practitioners of le noveau roman produce such calamities regularly, as do our
native worshippers of the sovereign Fact. It is the result of a lack of
seriousness."--From an essay, "After Joyce"

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5 Comments:

Blogger Luis K. said...

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5:17 AM  
Blogger Luis K. said...

I love that book. :) Then again, I love Barthelme in general.

5:18 AM  
Blogger frank cimatu said...

Hey,Luis, Butch and Krip write for Playboy. Maybe we can just sneak in some few lines as well or maybe peek during the pictorial

10:20 AM  
Blogger Luis K. said...

Ha ha, Tara was almost on the staff of Playboy! ;) Have not been hearing good things about the Philippine edition though

12:22 PM  
Blogger frank cimatu said...

I still have to get a copy. Hmm peruse the articles and stare at the stapler

12:27 PM  

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