academics with a need to analyze art works using psychological approaches (freudian theory) and philosophies (lacanian psychoanalysis)
This work was dry an empty enough to suck all the meaning out of a work like the OED. I've appreciated others works in the 33 1/3 series. This one criticized Patti Smith's Horses album from outside the sensibilities of rock. I believed this made the work excessively dry and probably inaccurate. The author continually referred back to arcane philosophy (Slovo Zizek) and psychology (Lacane) to make his analysis.... yearning for the phallus indeed!
He did this at the expense of the rich internal experience of Patti's music. I do not recommend this book.
Yes, I probably will listen to this work again. This piece ranks with Vonnegut's or Tom Robbin's best works as a stunning piece of absurdist fiction.
For me, my favorite character is a toss up between Ike, the protagonist, and XOXO the God of head injury and forgetfulness. Ike throws himself relentlessly to his fate as XOXO tries to sabotage the story. (No kidding.)
I really doubt that anyone but the author could have done this justice.
The Kandy Kolored Tangerine Flake Streamlined Nutsack
I really appreciate this works way of creating a story and at the same time creating a commentary on the story. It's a bit like having a novel interleaved with a dry academic article about the novel. Very clever.
I get the impression that Leyner really hates critics.
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