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Scrittori che fanno vivere il romanzo
Il romanzo è stato dichiarato ripetutamente morto.
"Sarei felice di vedere gli scrittori parlare del mondo in cui viviamo, invece di rifugiarsi nell’adolescenza o in questioni marginali. Penso a quanto fosse eccitante in tal senso Saul Bellow".
Chi le sembra scriva nella direzione che lei auspica?
"Richard Ford, Alice Munro, George Saunders. Ma forse più di tutti lo faceva David Foster Wallace".
Jonathan Franzen intervistato da Antonio Monda, la Repubblica, primo settembre 2010
Intervista a Paolo Giordano
Elvira Grassi di Oblique ha intervistato Paolo Giordano. Qui.
Frati intervista Everett
Bella intervista di David Frati a Percival Everett. Qui.
Paul Desmond intervista Charlie Parker
J.M. — well, we’re kind of getting ahead of the record sequence here, but it’s been most fascinating. Do you want to say something about Miles Davis?
C.P. — yeah, well I, I’ll tell you how I met Miles. ln 1944 Billy Eckstine formed his own organization. Dizzy was on that band also -Lucky Thompson; there was Art Blakey, Tommy Potter and a lot of other fellows and last and least, yours truly.
P.D. — modesty will get you nowhere Charlie.
C.P. — (chuckle) I had the pleasure to meet Miles for the first time in St. Louis, when he was a youngster he was still going to school. Later on he came to New York, he finished Julliard, Miles did he graduated from Julliard and at the time I was just beginning to get my band together, you know, five pieces here five pieces there. So I formed a band and took it into the Three Deuces for maybe seven to eight weeks, and at the time Dizzy – after the Eckstine organization broke up-Dizzy was about to form his own band. There was so many things taking place it’s hard to describe it because it happened in a matter of months. Never-the-less, I went to California in 1945 with Dizzy after I broke up my band – the first band l had then I came back to New York in ’47, the early part of ’47, and that’s when I decided to have a band of my own permanently, and Miles was in my original band. I had Miles. I had Max (Roach), I had Tommy Potter and Al Haig in my band. Another band I had – I had Stan Levy, I had Curley Russell, I had Miles and George Wallington – but. I think you have a record out there one of the records that we made with Max and Miles, I think, and yours truly, Tommy and Duke Jordan I think it’s "Perhaps". Is it not so? Well this came along in the years of say ’47, ’46-’47. These particular sides were made in New York City at WNEW, 1440 Broadway, and this was the beginning of my career as a band leader.
J.M. — ok, well, let’s listen to "Perhaps".
(C.P.= Charlie Parker P.D.= Paul Desmond J.M.= John McLellan (Fitch)), 1954