Monday, August 10, 2009

Beyond taste


An article in this morning's New York Times about Mexican literary provocateur Mario Bellatin. Sounds somewhat unpromising -- he just made a deal with Gallimard to publish his future books in French, which he will hire someone else to translate back into Spanish; he writes biographies of fake Japanese writers, that sort of thing...

But check out his right hand, missing since birth.

2 comments:

Generic said...

But wait -- I thought you loved that sort of thing.

Borges, Bollano.

I'm confused!

Tulkinghorn said...

The line between the sublime and the ridiculous.

Chandler might imply Ross MacDonald, but does not imply Richard Prather....