Tuesday, July 8, 2014

“they were old french men”

“I learned how to write largely by reading and editing the first native agents books”

“this collapse favoured girls” #

“according to emily gould and ruth curry, two indisputably new york publishing insiders, the quintessential reader of emily books is a subscriber in western australia. she works as a medical receptionist, reads books, and travels” [fyi the next bit about how to get into the twin palms is not actually about how to get into the twin palms]

but uh like

“she works as a medical receptionist, reads books, and travels” — chris kraus

^^^put it on my tombstone i guess

Sunday, July 6, 2014

some notes from the chris kraus film screening tonight

we watched terrorists in love and the golden bowl or repression and gravity & grace

my favourite lines from gravity & grace were “feelings are shit” and “the teachings of Mrs Evans” and “sometimes I feel like a repository for hopeless bullshit” and all the songs the NZ alien flood cult sang together and the melon and just the whole film really

after the screening she answered questions and in part of the discussion she gave a rave review for emilygould’s book Friendship. she loves your book emily! and she talked about emily and ruth and emily books




she said something like “apparently emily books has a good following in australia like they describe their ideal reader as an australian medical receptionist”

………annnnnnnnddd I grabbed my face in shock and started sweating?? and my friend was like lol elanor you’re a medical receptionist you really are a type! and i was like haha and burning with thrills like oh my god is chris kraus talking about me??? but see, what she had actually said was “a medical receptionist from western australia” so I was like maybe it’s not me maybe there is another? but then chris kraus said something else that made me think uh, god i think it’s me?

afterwards she was talking to my brother’s girlfriend who is a writer and playwright from new zealand and then I went over and asked chris kraus if she would sign my copy of aliens & anorexia and she said yes and she asked who she should make it out to and I said my name a few times and then she asked me to write my name on her hand…. SO I DID. and then she couldn’t make out my writing on her skin so we went to find a piece of paper and I wrote my name and she inscribed my book and I said “uuuuh, you know how you mentioned a medical receptionist? it might not be me, i’m not from western australia, but I um, that thing you mentioned, i think it’s me” and she was like “oh my god it’s you! so you’re not from western australia. they’ll be thrilled we met. i mentioned you in a talk i gave earlier this week” and I said well i love your work and thank you for signing my book

it was a great evening and i was very happy and red

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Saturday, May 24, 2014

Deleuze & Guattari | Contents Page | A Thousand Plateaus
Mina Loy, Love Songs to Joannes quoted in Trisha Low | The Compleat Purge

Friday, May 23, 2014

Trisha Low | The Compleat Purge
Andrea Dworkin | Ice & Fire

Sunday, May 18, 2014
Trisha Low | The Compleat Purge | Emily Books

Trisha Low | The Compleat Purge | Emily Books


Benjamin Kunkel | The Summer Before The | n+1 Issue 19

et cetera

Benjamin Kunkel | The Summer Before The | n+1 Issue 19

et cetera

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Taylor Swift | All Too Well
Rebecca Brown | Junk Mail | The Terrible Girls

Angela Carter | The Bloody Chamber | The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
Rebecca Brown | Junk Mail | The Terrible Girls

coming out in separate envelopes

Laura Mullen | Murmur *

Laura Mullen | Murmur *

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Eleanor Marx

Barbara Browning | Notes on The Autobiography of Daniel J. Isengart | Emily Books

Monday, April 21, 2014

Janice Lee | Kērotakis
Trisha Low | The Compleat Purge

Tuesday, April 8, 2014



Mina Loy as quoted by Trisha Low in The Compleat Purge

elena gilbert human blood bag !
elena gilbert the skin-sack in which wanton duality packed !

katherine pierce running down against time !
katherine pierce fretting your hair !
katherine pierce in the bedridden monopoly of a moment !