outwait outrun outwit





TALES OF AN ORANGEPEELER

an archive of pleasures, wounds, sublimations
& other curiosities :: elsewhere :: profile


07.12.01

So dormant these days, while I wait, impatiently, restlessly for Paris, Berlin, school (finally!), so apologies if I haven't been promptly returning any e-mails, letters, phone-calls, library books, videos or glances.

...

How to resist the weight of ennui? Try Nabokov's exuberantly deviant prose, defiantly feminist fables, muddy pillow fights, gleefully-lit bonfires of stuffed animals, midnight painting sessions, obsessively dissecting anatomies of love and hate, or a nectarine, its perfumed juices running drolly down chin towards lap, earth.

...

Under paint-flecked elbows and wrists, newspaper headlines declare artist Margaret Kilgallen dead at 33 from breast cancer, an AIDS crisis in Cambodia, and the demolition of Palestinian homes by riot-police-protected Israeli wrecking crews.

...

"To try to limit language is always a kind of right-wing desire. The idiom of Nixon was always under the sign of absolute clarity. Life resists that kind of clarity--and it would be crushed by the attempt to pin it down to a single meaning. Deviancy in language is something that doesn't say: obey me, follow orders, imitate me--rather: resist me."—Avital Ronell

...

A cancer and a plague, he gritted when interviewed. I have no sympathy for them.

Illegal houses, illegal people, living illegally.

A cancer and a plague: the construction of Palestinian houses without Israeli permits, or the people/the Palestinians/building the houses?

...

I almost used home instead of house, as if the two terms were interchangeable.






<<

hosted by DiaryLand.com

free
web stats