Monday, December 28, 2009

"It's inadvertent. It triggers something."

I just read The Late Work of Margaret Kroftis by Mark Gluth, a novella, it felt aurally pleasant in a way of great refreshment, with mirror time worming and layers of photography and weaving of levels of consciousness and continuity, all in very brief, clean sentences; a beautiful package with one of the most memorable endings I've read in a while. Feels of classical short French writing but in modern American scenery, which I can't remember having happened in other books. A lot of people I will know will really like this.





I'm selling myself into reading from here on out, reading like happens in a bath, except I won't always be in the bath. I've read quite a lot in the days since Xmas. The sleep book is eating much of my air.

My dad's brain is going quickly.




I published an ebook on Lamination Colony: Georgic, With Eclogues for Interrogators by Mark Cunningham. It is different than most things that have been on the site. I have a huge triple-sized issue that is going up hopefully soon and then another ebook. Then I am not sure what I will do with the site.





I just remember this bit I published last year or something on Wigleaf is one of the only published parts of the novel that will come out from HP next year.




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For the new year we are going to the mountains to hide and eat food.

5 comments:

Ken Baumann said...

love The Late Work's cover/new order mimesis picture, too... i hung out a bit with joel, the designer & DC's roommate... an awesome and talented guy

tomkendall said...

just blogged about how much i want to read Mark Gluth's novel. I wants it bad.

wordsforguns said...

Hide the food well. Everything has evolved but us.

Scott Garson said...

love that piece so much Blake.... i still go back and read it..... strange fact: maybe more than any other, I miss the thumbnail that was paired w/ it... that ornate doorknob? seemd really perfect.....

Blake Butler said...

the gluth is real

matt, let's hang out soon freal

scott, thanks man, yes that doorknob was a little perfect hole to hole