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I am a pretty big fan of Zambreno I read what she writes I see myself in it I see myself writing like her I feel like I could read her writing about the process of unclogging a drain and find it brilliant That being said
I didn t love Screen Tests The book is made up of essays and the screen tests which didn t love Screen Tests The book is made up of essays and the screen tests which one to two page stories a la Lydia Davis or reports Gerald Murnane that reflect or wander around topics like writers Sontag Stein Ferrante cinema dogs in film Meg Ryan vehicle photography celebrity philosophy and so on I think my problem was that I sat down and endeavoured to read the whole thing at once which is probably antithetical to the idea of screen tests and which did nothing but make me feel scattered and unsatisfied The right way to read this book Slowly over time when you feel like a literary aperitif Then it will be a treat Really enjoyed the final two essays New York City Summer 2013 and One Can Be Dumb and Unhappy at Exactly the Same Time true Pretentious Shite Genuinely A Struggle shite Genuinely a struggle get through this despite how short each chapter is Had to stop at 49% and go stress eat some carbs before I could dredge up the w A few passages from Screen TestsIn a recent interview I was asked to name a book I thought should be remembered And I
A new work eual parts observational micro fiction and cultural criticism reflecting on the dailiness of life as new work eual parts observational micro fiction and cultural criticism reflecting on the dailiness of life as woman and writer on fame and failure aging and art from the acclaimed author of Heroines Green Girl and O Fallen AngelIn the first half of Kate Zambreno’s as.
Read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ë Kate ZambrenoShimmering delight in and of itself I LOVED this book Not least of which because Kate Zambreno and I are obsessed with all the exact same artists Kathy Acker Chantal Akerman Susan Sontag Clarice Lispector Marguerite Duras David Wojnarowicz The way all the little essaysmemoirsstories shapeshift from one topic to another one and back again so seamlessly I don t know how to describe her writing style besides calling it very personal and very fluid in the way it blends biography and autobiography so smoothly Every piece in here is short and sweet and it s all so full of insights and connections and commentary on celebrity and myths of stardom This is literally everything I look for in a book and also a bizarrely well timed read after I read Chantal Akerman s memoir and Kathy Acker s interview book both of which overlapped in a big way with a lot of these essays Meh Too much name dropping too much coyness way way way too much navel gazing You re ust not that interesting Kate nobody s that interesting Not even any of the people that aren t you that you occasionally try to write about Ideas are interesting and when you
Engage With Ideas Concepts Workswith ideas concepts works re interesting too But the rest of this is ust tiresome and reads like someone s lightly edited pr. Oney Maurice Blanchot to Louise Brooks The series of essays that follow on figures central to Zambreno’s thinking including Kathy Acker David Wojnarowicz and Barbara Loden are manifestos about art that ingeniously intersect and chime with the stories that came before the. .
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as a writer reads like a 2010 tumblr text post In the tradition of Benjamin Sontaga writer reads like a 2010 tumblr text post In the tradition of Benjamin Sontag Barthes Kate Zambrero creates her own Her fictional persona even if it is closed to her real self moves through culture reshaping the establishment Her voices is evocative of a Joan of Arc who struggles while achieving like Beckett s Watt and like Dostoevsky s the Idiot not knowing the lasting impact of her words This last thing is meant as compliment Not that many contemporary writers are unafraid to recognize the fragment self and that our consciousness is always in deep struggle with depression I don t know There were some fragments that I really enjoyed the trifecta of Tallulah Bankhead Heiress Louise Brooks in a Mint Green Housecoat was a really interesting examination of like fame femininity and aging But for
most part I felt like I was reading a ournal that someone had written with the intention of writing a capital Journal Screen Tests is an artfully poised lineup of uasi Warholian novels and films Kate Zambreno makes a strong case for each of these put upon female artists while the collection is also Toundingly original collection Screen Tests the narrator regales us with incisive and witty swatches from a life lived inside a brilliant mind meditating on aging and vanity fame and failure writing and writers along with portraits of everyone from Susan Sontag to Amal Clo. .The Most Part I