Friday, March 18, 2005

The Stick

Gina has passed me the stick. Or is it The Stick? (The Stick?) Who knows.


You're stuck inside Fahrenheit 451, which book do you want to be?
The Stranger by Albert Camus

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?
Molly Novotny from Nelson Algren's The Man With the Golden Arm

Last book you bought is:
The Rooster’s Wife by Russell Edson (I bought two when Edson was reading at the New School recently. While he was signing them, I said: "One for each eye." To which he responded: "Oh, good!")

Last book you read is:
Jane by Maggie Nelson

What are you currently reading?
Selected Poems by Paul Eluard and Death on the Installment Plan by Céline.

5 books I would take to a deserted island:
1. Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs – I never tire of reading this book.
2. Rimbaud: Complete Works, Selected Letters – French with English translation, j’adore Rimbaud.
3. Rommel Drives on Deep Into Egypt by Richard Brautigan – Despite the fact that four of the 85 poems collected therein consist only of titles. Wait, maybe because of that fact.
4. The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry – If I’m going to have a bible, let it be this one.
5. The R. Crumb Coffee Table Art Book - Quoth Mr. Natural: "Nov shmoz k'pop."

Who I am going to pass this stick on to and why:

Ms Hellion, because I am curious to see her very strong opinion aimed at the world of literature.
Dott Comments, because I know she reads a lot.
Dr. Chingasa, because he's a doctor, dammit!


Blogger dottcomments said...

Richard Brautigan! Jaizus H Flashback Batman! I'm running now to pull my Brautigan collection off the shelf ... back later, when the acid wears off.

10:35 PM  
Blogger NeeNee said...

That book of Brautigan was given to me by a teacher in 1986. I loved it. I lent it out and never got it back. I scoured used book stores and eventually got another copy in '99.

7:11 PM  

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