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The Bugging Watch is not terrible. . .

Benjamin Gottlieb thought The Bugging Watch was terrible at first, but now he doesn’t:

Kim Gek Lin Short has written a beguiling and entirely enthralling collection of related prose poems; it is so unusual and provocative in its subtle oddities that I wonder how aware she is of what she’s done.  This is always a good sign.  It is what you think when you read a story by George Saunders, or see a film by David Lynch, or flip through a comic by R. Crumb: how did this person know he could do this?  And how did he summon the courage, or merely the unconcern, to trust that others would not dismiss their work for whatever it first, and less interestingly, appears to be?.  . . . [Read more at Art+Culture]
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3 thoughts on “The Bugging Watch is not terrible. . .

  1. yes. summoning "unconcern" is key. love it.xoXtian

    Posted by Christian Peet | June 8, 2010, 11:21 am
  2. oh, right, and speaking of unconcern–if i ever bathe again, i PROMISE i'm sending a pic of Run + moi . . .

    Posted by Christian Peet | June 8, 2010, 11:23 am
  3. you should pose w/ Run *while* bathing, cuz that book's dirty. . .my unconcern is legendary.

    Posted by Kim Gek Lin Short | June 8, 2010, 2:54 pm

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