mailer on brossard’s work, and brossard on god’s work …

norman mailer commented in 1959 that "brossard has that deep distaste for weakness which gives work a cold poetry."


Abused myself three times today even though I am aware that you are supposed to lose your memory as a result of it. Could not help it; was very depressed. Felt much better afterward. Millions of souls suddenly lived and died there in my white handkerchief, but I took it quite calmly. There future was no concern of mine. That’s God’s work, what he gets paid for. Let him worry about it.

 —Chandler Brossard, The Bold Saboteurs (1953), p. 258


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