jerome charyn - il naso di pinocchio
"My use of language is very particular and it’s something that many people can’t deal with. To me everything is in the language… My books are linguistic attacks that happen to talk about cops. I’m not interested in catching the crook. They are a shadow land where good and evil just come together and you can’t tell the difference."
(Writer Jerome Charyn on Alex Waterhouse-Hayward’s blog)
Jerome Charyn+François Boucq, New York-Du Ventre de La Bête,1994
My favourite quote from a Jerome Charyn book, “Montezuma’s Man”:
"LeComte is clean. He can’t get hurt. But he’s behind the times. He doesn’t understand chaos. He doesn’t appreciate nonlinear twists.
- Boss, what’s a nonlinear twist?
- Turbulence, Isaac said. Everything in nature leads to…
He looks like a zombie in his last photograph, a patch of sunken skin and bones who wrote about skeletons and dreamy half-dead children all his life. He lived in the same closetlike apartment for 50 years—James Purdy, the renegade and recluse of Brooklyn Heights. He wouldn’t take part in the…