Selections

Other Choices
selections from The Mumpsimus and elsewhere 2003-2012




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The truth is, I don’t believe all that much in writing. Starting with my own. Being a writer is pleasant -- no, pleasant isn’t the word -- it’s an activity that has its share of amusing moments, but I know of other things that are even more amusing, amusing in the same way that literature is for me. Holding up banks, for example. Or directing movies. Or being a gigolo. Or being a child again and playing on a more or less apocalyptic soccer team. Unfortunately, the child grows up, the bank robber is killed, the director runs out of money, the gigolo gets sick and then there’s no other choice but to write.

translated by Margaret Carson


Prolegomena





Corpus, Corpora
Below are links to works of nonfiction (blog posts, essays, interviews, momentary losses of reason) that 1.) I've written, 2.) are available online, and 3.) Seem to me to still be worth at least glancing at. 

They have been arranged into general and not very strict categories. Most of the pieces could appear in another category. The order within the categories is deliberate but loose.


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Provocateurs of Sense