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About me'I rot before I ripen.' -- Frederick Seidel

About my library'Look, I need a...I need a bohemian atmosphere. I'm an artist, Mr. Turner. Like yourself.'
'You juggle?'
'Why not?'
'Why, why not? Why not a jongleur? It's the third oldest profession... You're a performer of natural magic.'
'I... I perform.'
'I bet you do... I can tell by your vibrations...you're the anti-gravity man! Amateur night at the Apollo! Cheops in his bloody pyramid... He dug a juggler or two, didn't he?! Remember? And the tetrarchs of Sodom...and Orbis Tertius... Am I right? Am I right, babe?!'
'More or less. Personally, I just...you know... Perform.'
-- PERFORMANCE (1970)

'ah, here I stand again in this old 'lectric whirlwind
the sea rushes up my knees like flame
and I feel like just some misplaced Joan of Arc
and the cause is you lookin' up at me
oh baby, I remember when you were born
it was dawn and the storm settled in my belly
and I rolled in the grass and I spit out the gas
and I lit a match and the void went flash
and the sky split and the planets hit
balls of jade dropped and existence stopped'
--Patti Smith

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Favorite authorsAeschylus, Charles Baudelaire, William Beckford, Algernon Blackwood, Paul Bowles, Lord Byron, Mohamed Choukri, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Joseph Conrad, Allen Ginsberg, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Robert Irwin, Comte de Lautréamont, Paul Leppin, H. P. Lovecraft, Medlar Lucan, Charles Robert Maturin, Gustav Meyrink, Octave Mirbeau, Mohammed Mrabet, Edgar Allan Poe, Thomas de Quincey, Arthur Rimbaud, Georges Rodenbach, Mário de Sá-Carneiro, William Shakespeare, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Georges Simenon, Patti Smith, Hermann Ungar, Oscar Wilde (Shared favorites)

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