IFOA: A Conversation Between Danielewski and Foer
It is a little bit strange listening in on a conversation for almost an hour. I kinda feel like I am spying or somewhat deceiving the people I am listening to.
Conversing mainly about Danielewski's latest novel, Only Revolutions, the story of two wayward kids careening across the American mainland - Foer first set the stage of Danieleski's work by conversing with him about his relationship with his father, reading Charlotte's Web as a child, through to his cult-favourite first novel and then to the present.
We were brought into the makings of House of Leaves, a story about the interior space within oneself. Then deeper into Only Revolutions, which Danielewski explains is a meditation about freedom and love, the feelings of getting outside and moving away.
Only Revolutions, Danieleski continues to tell us was inspired by the many kids, or shall I say young adults, he met and spoke with during the tour of the previous novel. It is a project, like his last, attempts to connect morals and values - the ability to imagine and empathize with a person's feelings.
P.S. Although the conversation was interesting and helped me to understand more about both authors, I still felt like I was not invited into their world...but that was okay, I probably wouldn't have anything of value to say anyway.
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