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  • Premier Icon Mr Agreeable
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    She’s also been immortalised in a song by my favourite grunge band:

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wrw4D5ibBIs[/video]

    noteeth
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    Youtube blocked on this computer, MrA. 😕

    Who is it?

    edit: seems she’s been quite an influence on American music – for one thing, I now understand what Sufjan Stevens is on about in A good man is hard to find.

    HughStew
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    I read “A good man is hard to find” a few years ago. Excellent. Thanks for the reminder, I was looking for something to read.

    Premier Icon Mr Agreeable
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    Maybe it’s better that your ears are spared, but it’s Killdozer’s song “Lupus”, which is, er, sort of a celebration of her life and work:

    http://ithinkihatemy45s.blogspot.co.uk/2009/09/killdozer-yow.html

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Wise Blood is one of my favourite books and the film with Brad Dourif is a John Houston classic.

    Also immortalised in song by Gang of Four
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSLsZSSA63w[/video]

    (A Man with a Good Car)

    noteeth
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    Maybe it’s better that your ears are spared

    Ooh, me delicate ears… Ta – interesting how these things, uhh, percolate thru kulture.

    Lupus: she was certainly a tough sort. Probably explains the unflinching stories – almost too much to stomach in some cases (The lame shall enter first), but generally a supreme blend of sharp writing, wry humour and astute observation.

    Wise Blood

    I’m definitely lining that up.

    noteeth
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    Just finished The Complete Stories – not read her before, although I’ve been meaning to for a while.

    Tough, brilliant prose – and often genuinely unsettling. Holy fug, were she still around, she could probably out-gun Cormac McCarthy.

    noteeth
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    Wise Blood is one of my favourite books

    Just finished it – brilliant book. As hilarious as it is disturbing.

    Enoch’s encounter with the gorilla is still making me laugh.

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