A bitter disappointment, I can tell you. By Michael Frayn. Nominated for all kinds of things. About art history and Belgium, both of which rank high among my areas of interest. But no, not entertaining. Narrator is dull and unconvincing and extremely annoying. Having much better fun with “Jude the Obscure” on tape. Odd, but true.
And the LRB has arrived again. This week’s small ad winner is for the boys:
“You may be a sharp dresser, you may be a fantastic dancer, you may be a lively conversationalist. Or you may be a vo-coded stalking eighties moron. Whichever way, I’ll take you. Woman, 37, seeks…well, just seeks. Box no. 07/03”.
Finally, went to the Khnopff exhibition. Frankly, not for me. I don’t even like Klimt much and he’s a lot better (a symbolist too, apparently). Khnopff’s big inspiration was his sister Marguerite. Marguerite had a big chin. All of Khnopff’s paintings feature women with big chins. A little creepy, if you ask me. “Desperate Dan in a dress” is the view of the Glam Potter.
on 10 April 2004 at 12:16
Really? Is spies wonderful? Am a little nervous at this point. Nevertheless may give it a go, if I am feeling v. brave. Tell me, what’s your relationship with ChaOtic? Yours in mild confusion..