RARA-AVIS: Lethem and Paolozzi

From: DJ-Anonyme@webtv.net
Date: 30 Mar 2007

I just read a very interesting article by Jonathan Lethem called The Ecstasy of Influence (www.harpers.org/TheEcstacyOfInfluence.html) about, among other things, the fine line between being influenced by and plagiarizing your artistic forbears. In passing, he mentions "Eduardo Paolozzi's collage-novel Kex, cobbled from crime novels and newspaper clippings." Has anyone read Kex? What's it like? Are they American crime novels? Are the sources recognizable?


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