Luc Sante on THE OLD DARK HOUSE
He brought Surrealism into being.
A teenage runaway who happened to be possessed of genius.
One of history’s great noticers.
“There are no innocent bourgeois.”
Luc Sante on Spoonie Gee’s “Spoonin’ Rap” (1979)
Anarchist, litterateur, honest man.
Luc Sante vs. FLANNEL BALL
“Surrealism is the order of the day, and Desnos is its prophet”
“Poetry should be made by all. Not by one.”
He discovered photography’s affinity with the social uncanny.
The clochard who chronicled freedom from the straight world.
Dashiell Hammett vs. The Situationists
She could make a rising inflection transcend all the bitterness.
In American humor, she discerned “a deep-lying mood of disseverance.”
He was a model for the “gentleman cambrioleur” Arsène Lupin.
Jules Verne on laudanum, and four other writers rolled into one.
A founding member of the Bouzingos.
He was called “the musketeer of anarchy.”
One of his novels argues that theft is a reasonable career path.
He was poet laureate of the live ones.
Robbed a train, recorded with the Sex Pistols.
He was a great writer and a cautionary tale.
He was a poet of the urban night.