New Discovery

“The writer has no right to be there in the work. I don’t have any right to impose myself between the people I’m creating on the page and the reader… and that, the responsibility of the artist is to transcend the human ego.” – Hubert Selby Jr.

hubert selby jr

New favorite old man. Hubert Selby Jr. wrote Requiem for a Dream, Last Exit to Brooklyn, invented caps lock and is generally bad ass among other attributes. The documentary is worth a watch if you feel like inspiration. I’m glad to have watched it. Especially in his explanation of why apostrophes are lame. Probably also because of his turmoil-laden spiritual realizations. Ignore the last part thought, I don’t want people to think I like anything other than penis jokes.

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