In which I take on my toughest and most unrelenting interrogator.
I enjoy the way your interviewer (yourself) spins the questions, allowing you the opportunity to comment on the disheartening norms of the day. Well done as always.
I love it. You may not want to write a novel length satire, but you're quite adept at satirizing the voice of the unimaginative interviewer, who felt they must "challenge" the writer, to be considered serious...
Please tell the movie industry what "Blonde" is about. People are not understanding the story (book and movie) is a demonstration of the impact of trauma . The story is a glimpse into the mind of a victim in a patriarchal society during that time period and the dark sides of Hollywood, not Monroe's narrative.
Ginsberg said, "First thought, best thought," but I think he was showing off. In a book (unfortunately I can't remember which, it was years ago) I've seen copies of his manuscripts that were heavily edited.
Delightful. I especially like the contrast between the two voices. The Q voice is not dumb, but it is definitely pedestrian, while the A voice is recognizably your own, sparkly, quick on the uptake and the downput, and full of insights into the writing process. (The novelist's motive, writing "something original and memorable, that had not been written before," may be the poet's motive too.)
Loved this! :)
Wonderful Joyce! Great idea! And very funny as well as wise. Definitely useful to us all!
This is brilliant, Ms. Oates!
Truman Capote did the same thing 30 years ago for Esquire or the New Yorker----I can't recall the magazine----and this is even better!