Friday, July 11, 2014

"He dismembers so that we may all re-member."

"Lafferty’s workings are always grotesque; like the Laestrygonians, he delights in bloody slaughter, whether of his own characters or of the conventions of his genre. But his destruction is also always in the context of carnivalized creation—whether as writer, bard, or pseudo-ursine, he dismembers so that we may all re-member." -Andrew Ferguson

(I'm finally reading his dissertation; love his reading of Space Chantey on pages 39-48)

1 comment:

  1. The quote "He dismembers all that we may all re-member" reminds me of the opening line of "The Six Fingers of Time:" "He began by breaking things."

    Yes, Lafferty did.