BOMB 17 Fall 1986
British novelist and short story writer Angela Carter talks to Rosemary Carroll about The Company of Wolves, Neil Jordan’s film adaptation of her short story.
Famed Abstract-Expressionist Joan Mitchell evades questions and ties the interview format into a knot, all the while offering hints at the unapologetic brilliance behind her craft.
Dmitri Volchek interviews Rodion Zaveriyayev on the contributions of Russian conscience and culture on anti-theater. Translated from the Russian by L. Terlitsky.
Notorious for his intensely personal monologues, much of Spalding Gray’s material was drawn directly from his personal life. He discusses how being “tattle-tale Gray” affected his career as he eats smoked scallops on the beach with Karry Kammer.
I am a creature come out of its shell, half dead, half alive; half stone, half man.
But not an Elegy
Love for Captain B.
twinkling firmament of the sunflowers
Presentiment of life abides till death.
Yesterday I took a miniature trip with M., back and forth on the Staten Island Ferry. The sky was clear and bright, the day was warm enough to stand on the deck without a sweater.
I: Fata Morgana
For the Greek Thales water is the origin of all, and the earth floats like a bottle bobbing on the sea.
The world gives speech substance and mind (mile) stones
My outer ear looks like a shell, and if you put your ear to it you will hear the Gulf.
Sensible Shoe Thinks About Success
Closes in on the outside chance. Comes up the stairs. A sigh, ice,
Stupid and depraved faces … those who are depraved are interesting in that they are perverse, out of the norm …
Two paintings by unknown artists from the Leningrad portfolio.
Two monochromatic color photographs by Barbara Ess—from the Food for the Moonseries, 1986; and Untitled, 1984–85.
Painting by Sergei Bugayev, circa 1984, part of the Leningrad portfolio.
Three black and white photographs by Boris Smelov from the Leningrad portfolio.
Two paintings on linen, titled Unmoved Mover and Flenshing, by Cora Cohen.
Two mixed media paintings on canvas and burlap by Carl Palazzolo—Robinhood Water (#20), August 1986, Robinhood, Maine; and Viewed by night, viewed by day, 1986.
A black and white photograph, titled Vienna, by Christoph Scharff.
Two oil on canvas paintings, titled Writers and C.B., by Donald McLaughlin.
We took a walk, bus ride, walk, bus ride, walk to an apartment in the middle of Leningrad, up many flights of stairs—no speaking, so the neighbors would not hear a foreign language as we passed their doors.
Two works—Untitled, pencil on paper, 1983 and Black Top, oil on canvas, 1986.
Oil painting on board, titled Falling Moon, by Stephanie Sanchez.
Two acrylic paintings, titled Rushing up Portofino and St. George Lyabettus, by Stephen Mueller.