21 dicembre 2011

Qualcuno conosce Chuck Klosterman?

Navigando sul Web ho scoeprto dell'esistenza di questo autore, tale Chuck Klosterman, un autore americano che scrive per il New York Times Magazine, Esquire e tanti altri, oltre ad aver scritto romanzi di grande successo in America, che in effetti dalle recensioni sembrano molto divertenti.Qualcuno di voi lo conosce?
Ecco alcune sue belle quotes che ho trovato :
“Gay marriage should be legalized in america because gay men are the only men who want to be married.”
“Every relationship is fundamentally a power struggle, and the individual in power is whoever likes the other person less.” ― Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto
“Do you know people who insist they like 'all kinds of music'? That actually means they like no kinds of music.” ― Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto
“It was the kind of love you can only feel toward someone you don't actually know.” ― Downtown Owl
“Here is the easiest way to explain the genius of Johnny Cash: Singing from the perspective of a convicted muderer in the song "Folsom Prison Blues,: Cash is struck by pangs of regret when he sits in his cell and hears a distant train whistle. This is because people on that train are "probably drinkin' coffee." And this is also why Cash seems completely credible as a felon: He doesn't want freedom or friendship or Jesus or a new lawyer. He wants coffee. Within the mind of a killer, complex feeling are eerily simple. This is why killers can shoot men in Reno just to watch them die, and the rest of us usually can't.” ― Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto
If you've spent any time trolling the blogosphere, you've probably noticed a peculiar literary trend: the pervasive habit of writers inexplicably placing exclamation points at the end of otherwise unremarkable sentences. Sort of like this! This is done to suggest an ironic detachment from the writing of an expository sentence! It's supposed to signify that the writer is self-aware! And this is idiotic. It's the saddest kind of failure. F. Scott Fitzgerald believed inserting exclamation points was the literary equivalent of an author laughing at his own jokes, but that's not the case in the modern age; now, the exclamation point signifies creative confusion. All it illustrates is that even the writer can't tell if what they're creating is supposed to be meaningful, frivolous, or cruel. It's an attempt to insert humor where none exists, on the off chance that a potential reader will only be pleased if they suspect they're being entertained. Of course, the reader isn't really sure, either. They just want to know when they're supposed to pretend to be amused. All those extraneous exclamation points are like little splatters of canned laughter: They represent the "form of funny," which is more easily understood (and more easily constructed) than authentic funniness. ” ― Eating the Dinosaur
“Observing someone without context amplifies the experience. The more we know, the less we are able to feel.” ― Eating the Dinosaur
p.s a proposito dei miei ultimi libri acquistati, ho letto "Life of Pi", "tre camere a Manhattan" e "Tenera è la notte". Il primo è molto lungo e un po' ripetitivo, ma ben scritto e interessante. Il secondo è nello stile di Simenon:amore difficile, atmosfere cupe e pesanti, un po' di angoscia... il terzo stranamente non mi ha fatto impazzire,sullo stile de Il Grande Gatsby ma non altrettanto bello

2 commenti:

  1. non si riesce a lasciare commenti!!

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  2. Ammazza che tristezza le tue foto del profilo Facebook...se uno le guarda gli scende tutto lo slancio. ciao!

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