All posts tagged: Lovecraft

‘Someone Wants Lovecraft’s Head’ by Christine Murray

Someone wants to fillet Lovecraft and serve him up, someone wants his head on a platter, a weird trophy.   It makes me want to read him again, like I did Dante when Gherush92 found him unsuited to the academy they wished passages excised, it sounded very painful.   Post-literacy is complex, writers no longer read but they manage to seed adequate trifling books, empty things that are cut off from history, stuff that wouldn’t rise a hair on a mouse.   They cannot stand offence, hair-triggers are embedded in every single text, it’ll be trigger-warnings next. Art must be vague. It must reject the psychogeography of the artist and empty itself of all meaning to suit the post literate non-reader.   They’ll pastel the woods, dock the leaves, blotting the dark out. Soon there’ll be no interior maps, just the inane mufflings of some coked-out artist bought by Hollywood seeking a stage for their tired crap. Someone will have to bring Lovecraft back.   The new academy is post-literate, easy to offence, they tried …

Michel Houellebecq has won the Goncourt prize for La Carte et le Territoire , Paris Review

from , Paris Review (RSS Link on Poethead main page) “Michel Houellebecq has finally received the Prix Goncourt, France’s most prestigious literary prize. As Susannah Hunnewell suggested in our current issue, the honor is overdue. Click here to read the most in-depth interview with Houellebecq available in English. As our diarist Nelly Kaprielian reported last September in The Paris Review Daily, Houellebecq is still living hard. He has aged visibly in the last couple of years. He even tells her that his latest novel, La carte et le territoire, may be his last. We hope and trust that time will prove him wrong.” There is a permanent RSS link to Paris Review on the main page of the Poethead Blog, which readers can find beneath this post also. The above quote forms the opening two paragraphs to the announcement that Michel Houellebecq has won the 2010 Prix Goncourt  for  ‘ La Carte et le Territoire’ . Paris Review is today running an interview in English with Houellebecq .  Recommended  reads by Houellebecq (by me) include …