“You are lazy, passive, concave, restless,” I would assure myself. “Darcy’s astrology is right. You are all water. You have no earth and no fire, no ballast and no leap. You just eddy and swirl and drip, seeking the lowest level, the minimum requirement. Unless someone pushes you, or channels you, you’ll come to nothing.” Robert Phelps, Heroes and Orators 54
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
St Aubyn has produced the (contemporary) classic about sadism for sadists, whereas Knausgaard’s classic is about masochism for masochists.
Note how in interviews with these writers the one terms shows up, but not the other. I just read the New Yorker piece on St Aubyn. Lots of interviews with Knausgaard of late.