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Talking Back to Books: an Essay Daily Salon - Shared screen with speaker view
Ander Monson
30:28
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Ander Monson
30:51
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Ander Monson
43:15
“because brilliant novels are not fully knowable”
Ander Monson
01:02:41
Hi all: if you have questions you’d like to ask—put them in the comments (or send directly to me if you’d rather)
Ander Monson
01:04:12
(and by comments evidently I mean chat)
Dorian Rolston
01:05:44
Do ya’ll feel like your books fulfill a function that traditional criticism can’t/won’t? (You mentioned expressly avoiding criticism during the process)
Stuart Rose
01:07:24
For Kim: what wasWhat was your feeling as a reader that Knausgaard, by dint of massive length and detail,is imposing himself on you
ninamaclaughlin
01:07:55
When you speak of intimacy, is it intimacy with the text, or with the author, or both?
Hea-Ream Lee
01:09:24
Were there any rules (or boundaries, or limits) that you set for yourselves during the writing of these books?
lelving
01:10:18
Did you think much about how you were revealing or portraying yourselves as people/as readers, because for Knausgaard at least this is a major part of what he is doing? Thank you.
ROSE
01:11:37
Holy shit
ROSE
01:11:49
Delete that^
Elizabeth Dodd
01:11:51
!!!
ROSE
01:12:14
yes
Adele Barker
01:12:23
Listening to you all reminds me of how I and my friends are reading during the pandemic. Having trouble concentrating so I am dipping in and out of the texts, forgetting what just happened and having to go back again. Sometimes I wonder if pandemic reading isn’t just a kind of screen shot of how we read in more normal times. Seems to me that the act of reading is not only an act of attention but a process of moving back and forth between the books and our lives even as we are n the process of reading. For me, the pandemic has only highlighted what is involved in the process of reading. Thoughts?
Ander Monson
01:12:55
I am jealous
jay karvaski
01:13:05
Because Knausgaard was intimidating to you, how did it effect how you read him? Is that why you were so pushed to write about him?
ninamaclaughlin
01:15:48
GREAT RULE
ROSE
01:16:01
Second that, Nina
jay karvaski
01:18:07
Something I can’t escape, and I did not read either of these books, but the name of Knausgaard’s book. I wonder if he called it “My Struggle” to relate it in any way to Hitler’s Mein Kompf. That makes me feel angry already about him and I haven’t even read it.
Ander Monson
01:18:32
Jay, yes, he’s definitely meaning to engage with that: there’s a 400 page essay on Hitler in one of his books
jay karvaski
01:18:51
Ah thank you
ROSE
01:19:08
Oops meant to say to u Jay, good q
Philip Shaw
01:22:22
I could read Kim writing a page to every page of KOK. Was go good and made me actually want to like him more than I had and dislike him even more than I did.
jay karvaski
01:28:41
Thank you so much.
ninamaclaughlin
01:28:47
Great conversation
Janet Towle
01:28:47
thank you so much for this event!
Alyssa Sotelo
01:28:53
Thank you!! This is my first time ever attending an event like this and it definitely made an impact. I will definitely be coming back for more!!
Philip Shaw
01:28:53
Thanks for doing it!
Dorian Rolston
01:28:57
Thank you!
Juliana Lunde
01:29:00
Thank you!
g Lara
01:29:02
Thank you!!
lelving
01:29:04
Thank you very much to both writers!
will slattery
01:29:06
thanks y'all! this was great
Stephanie Reents
01:29:08
Thanks to everyone!
Stuart Rose
01:29:24
very interesting. thanks, Anders, and I look forward to more of these
Jennifer Lunden
01:29:27
thanks!
Adele Barker
01:29:35
THANK YOU!!!!