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Roberto Bolano: The Last Interview and Other Conversations
Last Interview by Mónica Maristain
Translated by Sybil Perez
With An Introduction by Marcela Valdes
EPM Museum.org Seattle
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- Jimi Hendrix
Cover & synopsis: A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab by John De Nardo
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"Maybe in a way because I don’t perceive that we have a lot of rituals for establishing adulthood in our society. It seems for me that it’s been about the impulse to rush out and buy a lot of stuff so I feel like a grownup, or commit to a relationship at age 17 so I feel like a grownup. It’s about trying to, in a way, arbitrarily complete myself with a rite of passage, because there is no rite of passage that says, "Okay, now you’re an adult." That idea of identity is always an issue for me. Personal identity seems like it’s just such an American archetype, from Holly Golightly re-inventing herself in Breakfast At Tiffany's to Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby. It seems like the sort of archetypal American issue. If you’re given the freedom to be anything, or be anyone, what do you do with it?”
My Response: Argh! You’re bombarding me with my own words. Soon this blog will consist of just me conversing with myself. David Foster Wallace was so right when he said writing was just masturbation, just “sitting alone, getting yourself off.”
No, do you like eating things with tiny bones? Since ‘Choke’ I worry about choking in public and everyone laughing and accusing me of faking while I die at their feet.
No, David asked me to appear in ‘Fight Club’ but I balked. My fear was of sitting through the film, dreading the moment I’d walk through the shot. But, yes, I am in ‘Choke.’ It was a moment of weakness and I just happened to be wearing my favorite orange-plaid sport shirt. Pretty snazzy, huh?