Monday, January 21, 2008

for anyone who feels like me

In a great meta monologue called "Scared to Death," Stark quotes Old Masters by Thomas Bernhard

"You sneaked off into philosophy and authorship, Reger said, but you are neither philosopher nor an author, and that is what is simultaneously so interesting and so unfortunate about you and in you, because you are not really a philosopher and not really an author either, because for a philosopher you lack everything that is characteristic of a philosopher, and for an author similarly everything, even though you are exactly what I call the philosophical writer, your philosophy is no real philosophy and your writing no real writing, he repeated. And a writer who does not publish anything is, basically, not really a writer."