[Jandek] regarding Darger
bradleybee at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 28 13:43:18 PDT 2005
--- BlackMonk <BlackMonk at email.msn.com> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Colin Frangos" <nadirn at pacbell.net>
> To: <jandek at mylist.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2005 9:44 PM
> Subject: Re: [Jandek] regarding Darger
> > 2. The absence of Nathan Lerner. To be fair, he's dead, so
> that's not
> > really the filmmaker's fault. But they didn't really give
> him a fair shake
> > in all of this, and he was for my money the central
> character in the
> > post-Darger world. Nathan made great efforts to present
> Darger's work as
> > art and have it preserved as a complete body of work. He was
> working on
> > getting it all collected in one place so that it could be
> studied in its
> > entirety. He worked hard to make sure that scholars were
> given access to
> > the work, preserved his room rather than rent it out again.
> It was his
> > then-wife, Kiyoko, who was adamant about cutting up the
> books and selling
> > off the good stuff to outsider collectors, which happened
> quite a bit in
> > the beginning. In short, Kiyoko really Yoko'd up that
> How so? She inspired some of Darger's best work? She did
> brilliant work herself?
Really? Kiyoko was older than Nathan, had more indie cred, and
has since been villified in mass media for decades through a
massive, pervasive, global racist action?
Why don't you just call her Kiyoko Bin Laden?
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