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Anyway I bought some of her books when Dalkey Archive first put them out, but never got around to reading them.

nico anemic cinema icon (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 5 January 2010 17:55 (ten years ago) link

Which is the kind of thing I post so much on this board, there might as well be an emoticon for it.

nico anemic cinema icon (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 5 January 2010 17:56 (ten years ago) link

Or an acronym, like: ba;dr.

nico anemic cinema icon (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 5 January 2010 17:56 (ten years ago) link

WHATTA YAMEAN THE SAUCES NO GOOD? THATS WHAT I SAID, THE SAUCES NO GOOD. WHATS THE MATTER, YA DONT UNDERSTAND ENGLISH? ITS NO GOOD. NO GOOD. NO GOOD. WHATTA YAKNOW ABOUT SAUCE? MEEEE, WHATTA I KNOW? I KNOW IT STINKS. NOT ENOUGH GARLIC. ITS GOT THE SAME GARLIC. JUST LIKE ALWAYS. THE SAME 8 CLOVES OF GARLIC AND YA SAY NOT ENOUGH GARLIC. YUR A FUCKIN DUMMY. ITS GOOD SAUCE. DONT TELL ME ITS NO GOOD. WHOSE A FUCKIN DUMMY? EH? WHO? I'LL GIVEYA A RAP IN THE MOUT IM A DUMMY. YA CANT EVEN MAKE A SAUCE.

still one of my favourite paragraphs ever written. still haven't finished that book

thomp, Wednesday, 13 January 2010 16:53 (ten years ago) link

I'd like to see the film after seeing an ed. of the book with a shot of it on the cover.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 16 January 2010 11:18 (ten years ago) link

three years pass...

Just finished Berg. Pretty great.

errant flynn, Saturday, 16 March 2013 04:12 (seven years ago) link

More on this thread too:

a thread for b.s. johnson, christine brooke-rose, ann quin, alan burns,

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 16 March 2013 09:37 (seven years ago) link

two years pass...

This is a nice short appreciation of Berg:

uhttp://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/reviews/book-of-a-lifetime-berg-by-ann-quin-2063012.html

xyzzzz__, Monday, 8 February 2016 22:18 (four years ago) link

thought i remembered he did something similar in the guardian &... who cares about ann quin?

no lime tangier, Tuesday, 9 February 2016 05:02 (four years ago) link

anyone ever seen the movie btw?

no lime tangier, Tuesday, 9 February 2016 05:03 (four years ago) link

I noticed when I was up over Christmas, that it was being shown on STV Glasgow. Didn't see it.

The Robustness of Captchas (Tom D.), Tuesday, 9 February 2016 12:18 (four years ago) link

Film sounds like it would be terrible. I've already had to watch the excruciating adaptation of Christie Malry, I don't think I could stand to see Berg slaughtered.

emil.y, Tuesday, 9 February 2016 13:55 (four years ago) link

Seems awfully familiar too, I must have seen it once, but you lose track of crap British made box office duds.

The Robustness of Captchas (Tom D.), Tuesday, 9 February 2016 13:58 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

More from Ann Quin in 2018

xyzzzz__, Monday, 3 April 2017 22:07 (three years ago) link

But, um,...

TS Hugo Largo vs. Al Factotum (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 4 April 2017 00:47 (three years ago) link

Recently tried reading "Tiptricks" but I managed two pages and gave up.

Bill Teeters (Tom D.), Tuesday, 4 April 2017 09:22 (three years ago) link

nine months pass...

And other stories are putting a collection of short stories and fragments by Quin

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 16 January 2018 15:43 (two years ago) link

haven't read the new collection, but it's worth following the ann quin page on facebook. the account, which i think is run by carol burns (alan burns' ex wife), occasionally posts letters and other personal documents

dogs, Tuesday, 16 January 2018 16:35 (two years ago) link

For once I can say the words 'damn I wish I was on Facebook'.

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 16 January 2018 18:42 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

Whoa, awesome.

emil.y, Tuesday, 10 March 2020 15:07 (eight months ago) link

Yeah, saw that earlier

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 10 March 2020 16:25 (eight months ago) link


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