Presque vu XXXXVII
Some of the ugliest and most tasteless bookshelves in existence?
Deborah Hope in The Australian talks to Peter Carey about the Australian view of his work:
“If I’ve ever had characters that start off being a little close to life, they’ve never come alive for me until all that’s destroyed and got rid of. So I really don’t do it.”
Novelists are “magicians” and “magpies”: “All the time I pick up little things, but they’re little things.”
“I’m just trying to make a work of art.” “I’m trying to make something that’s very beautiful; I’m trying to make something that’s a really nice river of prose.”
The Tyler Morning Telegraph features a row between Peggy Sue, an old friend of Buddy Holly, and the late singer’s widow. Maria Elena Holly is trying to keep the other woman from selling a book – Whatever Happened to Peggy Sue? – detailing her relationship with Buddy Holly.