[Jandek] new Jandek related novel
lars.spurious at gmail.com
Tue Feb 21 05:57:30 PST 2012
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).
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 <http://mhpbooks.com/books/dogma/>* by Lars Iyer
Publisher: Melville House Publishing
Publication Date: February 2012
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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