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(TV) RE: TV Reading or Movie List
> Then it struck me, compile a TV reading list. I don't
> mean books about Verlaine et al, I mean books that
> we know Verlaine, Hell, Lloyd have read and like.
> I've already read the usual suspects, Rimbaud, Verlaine
> et al.
There's a bunch of literary influences/interests of TV in
my TV Quiz at Howard Webb's neat website at:
(which I'm sure you've noticed I never tire of shamelessly plugging)
specifically, Questions/Answers # 11, # 1, # 2, #10b.
A few other writers, movies, directors TV has mentioned
(doesn't always mean they influenced him or his music)
--------these should get you started:
In addition to the Symbolist poets, people like Lorca,
Tomas Transtromer (a Swede), the 13th-century Iranian
Sufi poet, Rumi (esp. his "Night and Sleep"), and Lautremont
novels of Janet Hobhouse,
Lewis Thomas books on biology, and medicine
or some manic psychology texts
writings of pianist Glenn Gould
literary criticism: Foucault and Baudrillard.
Movies: , Ciel et la boue, Le (1960), "Stevie"
(about a poet starring Glenda Jackson),
"The Last Wave" , "Wild River"
and directors: Alan Rudolph, Sam Fuller, Peter Weir, and Elia Kazan
miscellaneous: Duchamp, Varese, Ravel, Sibelius, Henry Mancini,
soundtracks to old tv shows, 18th century book on tulips,
and most important of all his secret weapon: cafe au lait
From: Dan Jones [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2001 12:00 PM
Subject: (TV) TV Reading List
As the list seems to be in full flow about TV on TV and TV on film I thought
I ought to inject a little literary element. I'm kind of low on ideas about
what books to read at the moment and I get a bit tetchy if I don't have
anything to work my way through.
Then it struck me, compile a TV reading list. I don't mean books about
Verlaine et al, I mean books that we know Verlaine, Hell, Lloyd have read
and like. I've already read the usual suspects, Rimbaud, Verlaine et al. And
Dicky Hell's ravings about JK Husyman's A Rebours (Against Nature) led me to
pick that up and I can heartly recommend it.
So what do ya think? Just who was that 12th century poet that could rhyme
rats to death anyway. (Just another Verlaine journalist wind-up, maybe?)
PS. In Richard Hell's "Notes" book he mentioned that Tom wrote a sci-fi
novel called "25th Century". Did that ever see the light of day?
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