to Dongwei: Book movies....
My later writings are basically art movies in book form. They
make just enough sense to let the senses take over. There's
adreneline pumping in my books. There's a demolition derby of
images. A Disneyland of sound and sight. A visceral roller-coaster
that dis-orients and immerses you. It's fun, it's pleasurable.
It's a post-modern work. The image torrent feels good and it
Even if single lines are duds, the momentum of the book will
carry the reader along. But few lines are duds. The narrative,
dialogue, and monologue are all delivered at fast speed in order
to mimic the speed of the mind.
My Chinese book is basically a block-buster movie which is also
designed to be educational for the Chinese masses.
I took Kerouac's book movie ethos to unheard of lengths in Forty
I copied Joyce...the great screen-writer of the mind.
SPEED....is harnessed in order to SLOW DOWN. Literary jujitsu....