30 April 2008
27 April 2008
26 April 2008
21 April 2008
with exams coming up in may and four full days of work per week, i should be using all free time to study, but the longer i'm not writing much, the more ideas for short stories spring to mind. there's also this novel project, that i'm thinking of undertaking once finished here... its protagonist keeps wandering around in my head, distracting me. write me a room, it keeps whispering, and a friend. i'm tempted, so tempted...
it will have to wait for a while, though, i guess.
20 April 2008
17 April 2008
16 April 2008
some guy (max) from some university (harvard, cambridge, king's) gave a speech on autobiografiction the other day. these are the notes i took:
autobiography = mode of READING?
fictional form + autobiographical content ≠ autobiographical form + fictional content [...well, obviously not!]
pseudonymous autobiography -> heteronym? -> fiction vs. pseudonym -> disguise
truth value in inner/ spiritual meaning of autobiografiction
inner life splits off from the outer
creative uncertainty about life writing?
'the more perfect the artist the more completely separate in him will be the man who suffers and the mind which creates.' T.S. Eliot, Tradition and the Individual Talent, 1951, Faber & Faber
self-fashioning/ re-invention of own story = post-modern invention? NO!
autobiografiction based on spiritual experience? elasticity in definition of spiritual!