an excerpt from Windows on the World: read at your own risk
I have a rather lenghty essay almost ready to go on the French and, in particular, Frédéric Beigbeder's new book, Windows on the World, a continuation of my thoughts from yesterday. I said I would take on Lilli Marleen today, but Andrea took care of that for me, with great skill, per usual.
Before I get around to posting that, and answering some email and replying to some comments, I would like you to read this excerpt from Windows on the World emailed to me by Merde.
'When I think that you will never see my home entertainment system: with a screen as wide as the Lake Superior', said the brown haired guy in Kenneth Cole. - 'Too bad... but don't give up now, the firemen will be here in just a few minutes', said the blond girl wearing Ralph Lauren.
- 'Saint George Soros, pray for us!', said the brown haired guy in Kenneth Cole.
- 'Oh Ted Turner, please save us!' said the blond girl wearing Ralph Lauren.
Merde then writes: The porno segment, with all possible hardcore references, starts afterwards with the blond girl wearing Ralph Lauren telling the brown haired guy in Kenneth Cole that she has had, especially for him, a laser epilation of her pubic hairs.
Let's mull this over a while, ok? I am too upset and angered to think clearly about this. Does this look like highbrow literature to you? Are you, too, indignant or horrified that this book is going to become a best seller in France?
Words, for this moment at least, cannot describe the feeling in my stomach and heart right now.