Jim Carroll workshop continues – 4

Jim Carroll workshop continues – see here, here and here

JC: I mean, that just has..you know. Like, I mentioned before about Henry Miller – the one book.. when they ask(ed) me what books people should read for this course, I mention(ed) the Henry Miller book, (The) Time of the Assasins, because, I mean, simply because it made me feel like.. That was he book that made me want to get into music, you know. I read..

I mean, it’s his assessment of Rimbaud – it’s really just as much his assessment of Henry Miller, of course … Read More

Rimbaud (Allen’s 1975 Naropa Class – 2)

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Allen is in the middle of discussing Rimbaud’s “Parade”
AG:  ….interzone teacher gypsy sadist, well, there’s little elements of modernity in it, you could say, if it were called “Hell’s Angels”, it would be immediately apparent what the subject is – (a) Sideshow, (a) Parade (and romanticizing maybe, the traveling-circus). That’s a great line – “J’ai seul le clef de cette parade sauvage” – I alone have the key to the circus, parade. I alone have the key to the savage mental sideshow – “J’ai seul le clef de cette parade sauvage” [in the John Ashbery translationRead More