White Peacock and Garden God (c. 1922) by Henry Keen.
• “Though both writers confront some of the most unsavory and unjust dimensions of human life, Genet revels in moral ambiguity and coarse language, while Erpenbeck satisfies her audience’s desire for tidy ethical responses by using careful, equally tidy sentences. Genet’s world is dirty; Erpenbeck’s is clean.” Christy Wampole compares two newly-translated collections of non-fiction writing by Jean Genet and Jenny Erpenbeck.
• Gaspar Noé’s notorious, controversial (etc, etc) Irreversible receives the prestige blu-ray treatment from Indicator in April. Still no UK blu-ray of Enter the Void is there? I had to order a German release.
• Stereolab release Electrically Possessed: Switched On Vol. 4 next month, the latest in their series of albums which collect singles, compilation tracks and other rarities.
• At Nautilus: Antonio Zadra and Robert Stickgold on how dreaming is like taking LSD.
• At Dennis Cooper’s: Bollo presents…Éliane Radigue (& The Lappetites).
• Playwriting & Pornography: Adam Baran remembers Jerry Douglas.
• At Spine: Vyki Hendy on the joy of monochrome book covers.
• Mix of the week: Subterraneans 2 by The Ephemeral Man.
• New music: Spirit Box by Blanc Sceol.