On my last library exploration, I picked up Lars von Trier's Europa, Louise Gluck's A Village Life
, and Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane
. I've never actually seen a Trier film, so this will be new for me! And I still have yet to watch Chungking Express, which I must because it's due on the 4th. I don't think I'll be getting around to it today either. There's a Mel Brooks marathon on TCM that includes High Anxiety and Silent Movie. Both of which I have fond memories of watching with my dad. I remember when he forced me to watch The Trouble With Charlie and D.O.A., which aren't Mel Brooks films at all. I watched some of Star Trek with my dad recently, too, and discovered that Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock were both assholes.
I finished Invisible Man
long time ago and read a collection of essays about it, I'm just having a hard time coming up with the words to talk about it. The same is true of Orlando
. So, in the mean time, let's talk about the books I've been reading recently! A Village Life
is a book of poetry. I've been slow with it, but I take poetry very slowly. You never read a poem once. In fact, I had a professor who insisted that you needed to read a poem at least three times. I find Gluck's prose to be very simple - not in a bad sense at all. Her poetry is rife with double meanings. Such as Twilight
, which could be about the power of sleep after a hard day's work, or the voluntary letting go of the world that occurs within a creative person's mind. It's interesting. And certainly so, seeing as this is the first book of poetry I've read since 2011, with only Tumblr quotes in-between.
There's a meditative quality to Gluck's prose as well. I felt the world slow down as I read Pastoral
. ( Nobody came to my seventh birthday party.Collapse )