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October 22, 2005

suicide

Why do so many brilliant people kill themselves? The novel, Being There, turned into a motion picture, was mentioned in Briankle's class last week. Jerzy Kosinski sounds downright miserable, for all the pleasures he seems to have wrestled out of life. His motto is one I could live by - paradoxically enough.

I was looking for something called "The One Who is Standing Beside Me", a.k.a (in French) as "The One Who is Not Accompanying Me". No luck. The Painted Bird sounds grim as hell. As does most of his work, which appears to consistently tackle life at its potential worst.

Posted by Steph at October 22, 2005 5:17 PM

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