Thursday, September 9, 2010

Andrei Codrescu Replies

In a recent post we referred to a passage in Andrei Codrescu’s new book, The Poetry Lesson, mentioning Mme. Blavatsky. The Princeton University Press blog picked up this reference, and Andrei Cordescu has commented.

I have it from a psychic source that Madame Blavatsky received a Mont Blanc pen from the Future, whence so many of her messages came… Three material objects materialised for her from the Future her mind roamed: a rotund elongated wand with a tiny control panel not yet understood, a hat made from the feathers of an extinct bird, and the Mont Blank. A. Codrescu

The Romanian born Mr. Codrescu has some 50 titles to his name as poet, novelist, essayist, screenwriter, columnist on National Public Radio, and editor. As The New York Times Book Review says of him: “Mr. Codrescu is the sort of writer who feels obliged to satirize and interplay with reality and not just catalogue’s a measure of talent...” If you don’t know him by now, his new book, The Poetry Lesson, would be a good place to start.

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