Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Thomas Bernhard/Jury Duty

While serving Jury Duty today I brought along Thomas Bernhard's newly translated and published first novel "Frost."

This passage summed up my day:

"It felt as warm as in a cow's belly: the air felt as if it was being pumped from body to body with incredible pressure from some collective muscle."

The good news is I don't have to serve again for another six years.

But the best news is the novel and translation are superb.

One of my favorite photos of Mr. Bernhard:


Anonymous The weasel said...

Gastric issues bordering internal combustion--------------Feel the pain, feel the wrath. Smell my finger.

9:17 AM  

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