“Such are the perfections of fiction...Everything it teaches is useless insofar as structuring your life: you can’t prop up anything with fiction. It, in fact, teaches you just that. That in order to attempt to employ its specific wisdom is a sign of madness...There is more profit in an hour’s talk with Billy Graham than in a reading of Joyce. Graham might conceivably make you sick, so that you might move, go somewhere to get well. But Joyce just sends you out into the street, where the world goes on, solid as a bus. If you met Joyce and said 'Help me,' he’d hand you a copy of Finnegans Wake. You could both cry.” – Gilbert Sorrentino, Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Promo Clip for Known Unknowns

In case anyone has ever wondered why I am not an actor, the below clip should offer a sufficient explanation. So, if you're looking for a good reason to laugh at me, today is your day. Oh, yes, I do say something about the book, too.

2 comments:

Margaret said...

Very exciting to see this--can't wait to read it!

Wei said...

I think I’m definitely going to get one copy once it’s on the shelves.
You are such a good lecturer in uni (honestly you are). I guess next time when you are on camera, you can just pretend you are giving lectures. Will help to get rid of the weird facial expression.

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