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Mon, Aug. 17th, 2009 07:00 pm
Jock 'em if they cannae tak a fek!

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imomus
imomus
imomus
Wed, Aug. 19th, 2009 11:00 am (UTC)

It occurs to me that the "negation of the negation" idea that Pat Kane borrows from Paolo Virno is a very common justification for art considered morally nihilistic: the artist's freedom to say the socially unsayable or irresponsible can be converted into a humanist value in itself, even when what the artist is actually saying cannot. Pat Kane cites the Chapman Brothers, and it's interesting to note that they explicitly resist, in interviews, precisely this attempt to turn their anti-humanist messages into humanist ones. This strategy is, itself, a negation of their negation.


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shiftwork
shiftwork
Wed, Aug. 19th, 2009 10:55 pm (UTC)

Do you know how easy it is to get a hold of your book in Glasgow? If so, where?

It sounds from the Kane review that there might be echoes of 1982, Janine. Do you see any of this yourself?

Thanks for an interesting blog too!


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Wed, Aug. 19th, 2009 11:03 pm (UTC)

I doubt it's in any Glasgow shops, but you can order it online via Amazon.de.

I think Alasdair Gray's books (including 1982, Janine) have influenced me quite a bit. I met Gray in Aberdeen at about the time 1982, Janine came out.


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craig_pulsar
craig_pulsar
craig_pulsar
Fri, Aug. 21st, 2009 01:17 pm (UTC)

I went to order Book of Scotlands on amazon.de but don't have a credit card. I will have to wait until it is available on amazon.co.uk.


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