Dienstag, 22. Oktober 2013
Beginnings are hard. Sappho put it simply. Speaking of a young girl Sappho said, You burn me. Deneuve usually begins with herself and a girl together in a hotel room. This is mental. Meanwhile the body persists. Sweater buttoned almost to the neck, she sits at the head of the seminar table expounding aspects of Athenian monetary reform. It was Solon who introduced into Athens a coinage which had a forced currency. Citizens had to accept issues called drachmas, didrachmas, obols, etc. although these did not contain silver of that value. Token coinages. Money that lies about itself. Seminar students are writing everything down carefully, one is asleep, Deneuve continues to talk about money and surfaces. Little blues, little whites, little hotel taffetas. This is mental. Bell rings to mark the end of class. He has a foreskin but for fear of wearing it out he uses another man's when he copulates, is what Solon's enemies liked to say of him, Deneuve concludes. Fiscal metaphor. She buttons her top button and the seminar is over.
Der etwas irritierende Text (um die Photos aus Belle de jour herum) heißt Irony Is Not Enough: Essay On My Life as Catherine Deneuve und ist von der kanadischen Dichterin Anne Carson. Das Geburtstagskind wird in diesem Blog bisher nicht genügend gewürdigt. Irgendwann mache ich das mal wieder gut. Bis dahin könnten Sie ➱hier natürlich Waltz into Darkness lesen. Und natürlich Joyeux anniversaire!
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