Friday, March 01, 2013

I have always looked upon decay as being just as wonderful and rich an expression of life as growth.

Gull. Bellerive Beach, Bellerive. February 2013.

Sula, Toni Morrison: Part-critique of heterosexual institutions, part-exploration of friendship amid a backdrop of family, love, race, and the human condition. Very strange. B-.

A Swell Looking Babe, Jim Thompson: Another one of Thompson's odd blend of hard-boiled crime noires and Freudian psychodrama (this one from 1954). The Oedipal subtext is not exactly subtle and the apparent central action of a vicious robbery really is a subsidiary plot to the real drama taking place inside our central character's head. I enjoyed it. B.

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