February 27, 2013
Does this desire to cleanse language bear any relation to the varroa destructor, that external parasitic mite you’ve chosen for the title of your collection?
Kind of, yeah. I'm obsessed with the writings of Jacques Derrida and with the poet Francis Ponge, in particular a work of his called Soap, where he treats poetry as if it were an experiment in a laboratory. He wants to approach the event of the object through language and its cleansing. He's obsessed with paring language down in this sense, with not being poetic, with not being 'literary'. And this correlates with what Derrida says in his reading of Hegel in Glas.
Tone Deaf lists 20 indie record labels you should know.
On Kraft owner Philip Morris' foresight with regards to processed foods
"As Philip Morris came under pressure for nicotine and cigarettes, it eventually started looking at the food divisions in light of the emerging obesity crisis. And there were moments in these internal documents where Philip Morris officials were saying to the food division, 'You guys are going to face a problem with salt, sugar, fat in terms of obesity of the same magnitude, if not more than [what] we're facing with nicotine right now. And you've got to start thinking about this issue and how you're going to deal with that.' "
All Things Considered talks to the creators of These Streets, a play that tells the story of women in Seattle's grunge scene of the 1990s.
The Wall Street Journal finds that some authors have been buying their way into bestseller lists.
The New Yorker features new short fiction by Colm Toibin.
Paste lists 10 great music-inspired posters.
Flavorwire lists 10 supergroups that were less than the sum of their parts.
Flavorwire lists 10 college course syllabi by famous authors.
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also at Largehearted Boy:
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daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (the week's best new books)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Try It Before You Buy It (mp3s and full album streams from this week's CD releases)
weekly music & DVD release lists
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