Friday, February 13, 2009

John Ashbery re: Michel Leiris re: Raymond Roussel

As Michel Leiris points out, "Roussel never really traveled. It seems likely that the outside world never broke through into the universe he carried within him, and that, in all the countries he visited, he saw only what he had put there in advance, elements which corresponded absolutely with that universe that was peculiar to him . . ."

2 comments:

BlogSloth said...

Well I think Leiris is full of shit. Tell him to debate me at high noon. Bring the Band-aids (for him).

S

Josh Maday said...

How about a nacho preparation and eating contest? And then manual violence and sutures.