Recently he has cancelled more gigs than he’s played, is without a record contract and now comes news that his autobiography is not, after all, going to be published by Penguin.
Apparently, the book was due to hit the stores on September 16th, a fact that frankly I find hard to believe as there are no review copies and there has been relatively very little hype.
All we have to prove that some writing exists (part of 600 pages) is a story The Bleak Moor Lies which appeared in The Dark Monarch: Magic & Modernity In British Art edited by Michael Bracewell, Martin Clark and Alun Rowlands (Tate Publishing). View full article »
OPEN DOOR by Iosi Havilio (translated by Beth Fowler – published by & Other Stories)
“I dream of toads, skirts, orgies and horses”.
The unnamed first person narrator of this story is a young woman who has disturbed dreams and finds comfort in the fleeting strangeness of her experiences.
She may or may not have witnessed the suicide of Aida, a woman she has just befriended and moved in with.
She is a woman given to “complicated introspection” and her constant state is one of uncertainty : “I don’t know what I want……I don’t know what to do” .
When someone asks where she is from she replies vaguely “from far away”.
She’s a real nowhere woman. Isn’t she a bit like you and me? View full article »
The line between madness and sanity is a fine one at the best of the times.
The nature of true creativity means constantly walking a tightrope between these two states of being.
This delicate and disturbing balancing act is reflected in the subtitle of the fascinating yet disquieting Borderline exhibition at Ravenna’s Museo d’Arte della Città (MAR) : ’Artisti tra normalità e follia (Artists between normality and insanity). View full article »