Category Archives: Death of Author

ARCHIVING(CONTINUED); RADICAL RANDOMNESS. BY STEVEN BENSON.

When Chris and I archived for the second time, I had the (random) idea to  pick out, randomly- and hopefully serendipitously and pertinently- groups of 5 “naughty” (please read for that: thinking outside the hegemonic/heteronormative box) books, especially books that … Continue reading

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THE TANGLED SKEIN OF MEMORY. MY LIFE AND “DAVID COPPERFIELD”. BY STEVEN BENSON.

“When I think of it, the picture always rises in my mind…”(“David Copperfield”) Memory is fleeting glimpses of the past(in picture form); memory is, also, elongated and long travails through the past. Dickens deals with both, in “David Copperfield”. Proust … Continue reading

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FOR “PRIDE STORY” WRITING GROUP.”STEPS TO FREEDOM:PAUL’S (GAY) START IN LIFE”.REFLECTIONS. BY STEVEN BENSON.

Paul, in memory, re-entered and re-claimed his first flat(since coming out as gay ); in his act of rememberance, he walked around the land of yesteryear,but also(in vertical time) the demesne of today, as his memory joined the past and … Continue reading

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“EVERYTHING BECKONS US TO PERCEIVE IT”(RILKE). CURATING MY OWN BIENNIAL, CONTINUED.BY STEVEN BENSON

 

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GRAYSON PERRY EXHIBITION.”THE VANITY OF SMALL DIFFERENCES”.WALKER ART GALLERY LIVERPOOL.POLEMIC.BY STEVEN BENSON

Grayson Perry, you OVERTLY privilege the class struggle over sexual orientation and gender identity issues; this is a MAN{sic}MADE putative hierarchy of oppressions; a non neo-Marxist view(in most strands of neo-marxist thought ALL the unprivileged are seen as all to … Continue reading

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BIENNIAL, POST 6.MY OWN BIENNIAL(CONTINUED). CURATED BY STEVEN BENSON

 

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“WOMAN ON THE EDGE OF TIME”(PIERCEY). WHY THIS IS SUCH A GREAT BOOK. BY STEVEN BENSON

This book will move you, engage you and shock you.   It is the only (vaguely) sci-fi book I have ever really enjoyed. It makes Le Guin’s “Left Hand of Darkness” pale into  (polemical) comparison. It SAVAGES, albeit advisedly so, … Continue reading

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QUESTIONS TO PONDER ON GAY/QUEER WRITING, AND WRITING IN GENERAL.INFORMED BY ROBERT GLUCK AND NEW NARRATIVE.BY STEVEN BENSON

1. “how to be a theory-based writer and represent myself as a gay man”(Robert Gluck, “Long Note on New Narrative”,); questions with which I, myself, am still struggling; and the first of which could also well relate to cross/multi(therefore queer … Continue reading

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FRAGMENTS;COUNTERPOINTS.BY STEVEN BENSON

Fragments of My life Cascade Randomly On top of Each other; so that a Facebook advertisement for Aberystwyth in the sun(at last, after the storm damage) Mixes With… recurrent dreams of Swansea/Abertawe, as I try to get back to the … Continue reading

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RE-ENVISIONNING:MICHAEL PONTI AND SEBALD. INSPIRED BY SEBALD’S ESSAY ON JAN PETER TRIPP IN “A PLACE IN THE COUNTRY”(TRANS.CAITLING, 2013).BY STEVEN BENSON

RE-EN VISIONNING: “Additions” “Rotated a Fraction Out of Kilter”; “Tonal Shades Altered”; “Interventions Deviations and Differences”…. These Phrases- Similarly Found in Deconstruction Ism and Queer Theory:- They could Equally Describe Sebald’s Writing Style; And PONTI’s Pianistic Peregrinations, His peripat Etic … Continue reading

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