Next Friday, the 4th, we'll be doing our next "Picture of the Day" exercise. The entire class will be devoted to an open-ended discussion of the Saint Matthew in the Lindisfarne Gospels. Do as much research as you like and be prepared to speak. This is also a great selection to practice your formal analysis skills.
This week Baby X was born. His mother, performance artist Marni Kotak, delivered him in a birthing room set up in an art gallery. There were video cameras and a live audience.
Marni next plans to work on her lifetime performance project--raising her son and documenting everything.
but it's just as important to me--more important. The new Murakami novel is finally coming out in English! I pre-ordered mine back in July, and it's finally--almost--here.
It's big and massive and sprawling and weird. But don't worry about 1Q84 right now.
As soon as possible--in the next week or month or year--read The Wind-up Bird Chronicle. I'll gladly give you a copy. Just read it.