Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Conciliatory, Maybe

Hey, remember when James Purdy said "Whatever is, is wrong" and Kafka said that other, equally helpless but seemingly oppositional thing? Well, here is Bruno Schulz from SANATORIUM UNDER THE SIGN OF THE HOURGLASS, striking, maybe, a note of hope - being conciliatory, maybe: "There are things that cannot ever occur with any precision. They are too big and too magnificent to be contained in mere facts. They are merely trying to occur, they are checking whether the ground of reality can carry them." Okay, Bruno Schulz! (Illustration: a Schulz self-portrait.)