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One of the sculptures in a Colorado Springs garden by Start Gideon Kempf.
One of the sculptures in a Colorado Springs backyard by Start Gideon Kempf.C.C.

I get a replica of Mortal Jumpsby the Belgian Charlotte Van den Broeck, as a result of I’m attracted by the world that I sense there. Perhaps that’s the reason I see it as a studying for in the present day, not for any day, however for in the present day itself. I rapidly open the e-book after I get dwelling and within the epigraph by Ingeborg Bachmann I learn that “today” is a phrase that ought to solely be utilized by suicides, as a result of for everybody else it has no which means in any respect, it merely designates “any day”.

It looks like a response to what I assumed after I was going dwelling. But I don't cease at this doable coincidence and I delve into the e-book, confirming that it narrates the creative and on the identical time very important collapses of 13 architects from completely different durations, collapses over which the shadow of suicide hangs as a lot as that query that we by no means fairly resolve: is it vital for all times and work to be so intently linked? I nonetheless don't know what to reply and I don't even know if there’s a drawback there to be solved when one thing I heard yesterday in a sports activities documentary involves thoughts: “Roger Federer's tennis dialogued with the history of tennis.”

I instantly divide the attitudes of the narrators of the brand new generations into two: those that dialogue with the historical past of literature, and those that don’t. In the primary group, life and work are typically dangerously linked, and within the different, the work can be extra like “an ordinary day.”

In the e-book of Van den Broeck Architects affected by the failure of their work – at any time when there’s a sensible creator, he’s all the time misunderstood, we should always check out that – relate that defeat to that of their life, and we already know the way these items can finish.

The ghost of suicide runs via the 13 tales of the 13 architects within the e-book. In the story, for instance, of Start Gideon Kempf (1917-1995), architect and creator of sculptures in a backyard in Colorado Springs, somebody asks what the hell a sculptor desires a gun for. And somebody there solutions that no person remembers an artist who dies in mattress.

Will there ever be an answer to the truth that life and work are so dangerously linked? If it have been as much as Duchamp, there can be no answer: “There is no solution because there is no problem.” And if it have been as much as Pau Luque, maybe not both, as a result of it is sufficient to see how in his newest e-book, Fieldgoes towards the options whereas shifting between genres, a transition much like that which happens in Mortal Jumps. Thirteen tales with the parable of literary suicide within the background. For me, this delusion within the up to date period is available in half from Aureliathat spectacular narrative wherein Nerval, in 1855, spoke of that double failure that, shortly after ending his e-book, would lead him to hold himself at night time from the railing of a depressing palace that was subsequent to the Seine. Aurelia Life and work merged with out query. Today, the place the darkish palace as soon as stood, there may be the Théâtre de la Ville, the identical one the place, one Christmas Eve, with my household, I noticed Woody Allen play the clarinet together with his New York jazz band.

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