[Jandek] Re: Jandek the Concept

Christopher tm xopher.tm at gmail.com
Fri Aug 18 14:20:30 PDT 2006

On 8/17/06, Lauren Ciechanowski <ciechano at stolaf.edu> wrote:
> Then what are the volumes of which it speaks? I'm not trying to be
> beliigerent here; it's an honest question.

And yet you're coming across as such.

I'm continually bemused at just how aggressively people on this list
defend Mr. Smith, his privacy, his "mythology", their own pet
theories... and their right to attack the same.

The man was asked a simple question, "Will Nancy ever come back?" His
answer was succinct and total, "That would be difficult." Nancy ain't
coming back. So what? Do you really need to pontificate on that
further? For whatever reason, the book's closed on Nancy.

> Nancy is gone in the same way that 'Naked In the Afternoon,' 'European
> Jewel' and 'Worthless Recluse' are. Sounds and people alike, it seems.

That's deep.

> Do you really need the man himself to tell you that he doesn't look back in
> that sort of way?

I don't need him to do anything; I have no theories or expectations
re: "Jandek".

Christopher tm

Ctrl-A, Ctrl-X. Problem solved.

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