Wednesday, March 25, 2009

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Over at 'Writers & Company' is a wonderful podcast of an interview with artist and writer Lynda Barry!

In the interview: Lynda's intelligence and openness about the origins and circumstances of depression and a constant search for play and stories. "Autobiofictionalography". "hard is the head of Lynda, oh my!". Loneliness as the "maker of the soul", "things being incredibly alive". Associative detail about how things feel, combined with critical and reflective theories about how this works, driven by an insatiable curiosity about these workings. I loved her talk about mirroring, narcissists, and vampires. Characters as making worlds possible. Puberty as an existential want-ad. In childhood "you can't drive away".

This is what happens when you meet Lynda Barry.

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