Table-Talk of Parkus Grammaticus for July 7
I. "South Korea in two vertically standing problem of identity than their New York office workers wanted to write about life."
Korea's Chosun Ilbo covers Personal Days, and Google's translation function makes hay...
II. I'm reading at (in?) the St. Marks series on 7/10! More info soon.
III. Maybe all my Feelies blogging made this happen? Over at the Personal Days blog, hotographer Ennis Mild captures a PD reader at last Friday's Feelies/Sonic Youth concert! Very cool!
IV. I forgot what IV was for...
V. (That's like that Violent Femmes song!)
VI. Two great science-fiction-related posts from Dzyd Paul—
A) The Onion's great paperback bloggery, featuring "the most famous fantastic novel of all time" (not).
B) Ubik—the aspirin?!—at Mark A. Rayner's "Vintage Ads of Fictional Futures."
VII. Did you know Richard Wright wrote (tongue-twister!) —
A) A novel with all white characters?
B) An unpublished novel called The Island of Hallucination?
VIII. Oh wait maybe this was IV. — I missed WKW's My Blueberry Nights (well, nearly every theatrical release of the last seven or eight months!), and the reviews were savage, but no less a tastemaker than Mike Atkinson dug it:
My Blueberry Nights (2007) Catching up with this critical hot potato – nobody seemed capable of dismissing or faintly praising it fast enough – I was entranced. In a few years, after all the gotchas and one-ups have been forgotten, it’ll reappear as classic Wong.Heyyy, I'm sold! "Add to queue"!
(At the Moving Image site, Atkinson writes on William Holden, Jessica Winter looks at Mad Men, and more...this is a great site! This is like the PTSNSBN of yore!)
IX. Vaguely self-serving Ouroboros!