[Jandek] new Jandek related novel
knievelperu at hotmail.com
Tue Feb 21 18:15:51 PST 2012
Exactly how much Jandek are we talking about here? In excess of 32%?
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On 2012-02-21, at 8:57 AM, Lars Iyer <lars.spurious at gmail.com> wrote:
> List members might be interested in my new novel, Dogma, out today, in which the characters spend quite a lot of time listening to and discussing Jandek (as well as the apocalypse and other things).
> Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dogma-Lars-Iyer/dp/1612190464/ref=sr_1_1_title_1_pap?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1326213455&sr=1-1
> Amazon USA: http://www.amazon.com/Dogma-Lars-Iyer/dp/1612190464/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1326213390&sr=1-1
> I'll be launching Dogma in London tomorrow (22nd Feb) at 7.00 at The Wapping Project bookshop on, Bankside:
> ... And I'll be in New York and Boston for a series of readings/discussions, detailed here:
> Here's a review:
> Dogma by Lars Iyer
> Publisher: Melville House Publishing
> Publication Date: February 2012
> ISBN: 978-1612190464
> Paperback, $14.95
> The United Kingdom has a Thomas Bernhard, and his name is Lars Iyer.Dogma is the second novel in a trilogy that began with Iyer’s first novel Spurious. It is the story of two Kafka-obsessed windbag British intellectuals, W. and Lars, on a mission to devise and hawk an odd, spartan meta-philosophy they call Dogma. W. is a hardheaded and hyperbolic Jewish professor who spends much of his time devising eloquent ways to insult his colleague Lars, a slovenly and depressed Danish Hindu with an inexplicable obsession with the mysterious Texas blues musician Jandek. The two are unabashedly referential, pulling inspiration from (and speaking constantly of) numerous avant-garde artists and directors: Dogma is a reference to filmmaker Lars Von Trier’s manifesto Dogme95. W. seems to be constantly projecting Werner Herzog’s film Strozsek on a wall in his house. They quote Bataille, Pascal, Leibniz, Rosenzweig, and Cohen. Dogma is hilarious and bleak and loaded with illuminating, brilliant passages, and Iyer’s rapid-fire staccato prose is well-suited to the task. For those who like their dark, difficult books to be funny.
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