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delillo interview

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A rare interview with Don DeLillo in today’s Observer. I read it twice, and can’t find anything of relevance in it. Hmmm…. Must say, I really like the fact that he resolutely refuses to talk about it, even when he actually does talk about it.

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August 8, 2010 at 7:34 pm

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  1. This article is pretty much a stand-in for any profile written about any famous hermetic artist, including say, Bruce Nauman and Bob Dylan. The characteristic notion that the artist refuses to explain his work, partly out of a self-conscious fear of paralyzing his creativity, but also, and perhaps more cogently, to maintain some sort of distance from the expectations of his audience. The revelations of concealment.

    TJ

    August 8, 2010 at 11:12 pm

  2. right down to the ‘denying influences’ thing:

    Unlike his friend Paul Auster, there’s no part of his creative make-up that owes much to the 19th-century American masters. “I was too much of a Bronx kid to read Emerson or Hawthorne.” Instead, he listens to jazz: “Charlie Mingus, Miles Davis, the same music I listened to when I was 20.”

    yup, sure.

    shake

    August 10, 2010 at 10:15 am


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