“Robert Frost made his visit in November of 1960, just a week after the general election. It tells you something about our school that the prospect of his arrival cooked up more interest than the contest between Nixon and Kennedy, which for most of us was no contest at all.”
Photograph by Constantine Manos / Magnum
“On an impulse I mooned most of the 1950’s as I went by. I don’t know what makes me do these things. I guess it’s just part of my charm.”
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Things that—according to the students and faculty of the first Ashbery Home School, a new writing conference in Hudson, New York—John Ashbery is “the ultimate example of”: “surrealism, realism, hyperrealism, distance, proximity, translation, tradition, the grotesque, the beautiful, the blind, the all-seeing, the old, the young, the queer, the hetero, the hedgehog, the fox, the human, the alien, the bric-a-brac in the cupboard, the masterpiece on the wall, painting, cinema, architecture, life.” (N.B. the author of this list describes it as “incomplete and incompetent.”)
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This is a playlist from Pitchfork for the top albums of the decade since 2010; these choices come very close to what I have chosen, with some I have not heard yet, so I compiled the list together. A great list indeed, there are some albums left off, like the dark sound such as Godspeed, or the screamo that made it. I also didn’t have any hiphop on here - just not into it. Sorry. Everything else here though is Gripp approved.
“People often ask me why I chose to narrate a novel from the point of view of an intersex person, and my answer is, every novel should be narrated by an intersex person. The job of the novelist is to inhabit both male and female characters, so in a sense every novelist should possess a hermaphroditic imagination.” —Jeffrey Eugenides