Joe Brainard: I Remember

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Joe Brainard: I Remember

Joe Brainard: I Remember

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It's an interesting piece of work, taking only a couple of hours to read, an appealingly simple and artful approach to plumbing the depths of one's personal databank of memories. Papá contó cómo sucedieron las cosas "realmente" y dio al traste con lo que consideraba más valioso de "mi historia". Sembra un gioco da bambini, sembra banale, ma Joe Brainard è stato il primo (Georges Perec gli ha poi dedicato ‘Je me souviens’). Me parece que hay que ser muy valiente o nada pudoroso o indiferente a la mirada ajena para escribir muchos de estos recuerdos.

Among his belongings was a very old photograph of a naked young boy pinned to an old pair of young boy's underwear.if you started a book with 𝘪 𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳 and went on and on with every sentence like that, what do you remember? Although the references to some aspects of 40s/50s American life are now somewhat obscured by time and cultural specifics this is a little gem of a book, perceptive, funny and inspirational. My friend Janet recommended this book; once I looked it up, I was surprised I never knew about Joe Brainard. It bothered me that Goldberg left Brainard’s name out, until I stumbled on it on the copyright page.

It’s a power ballad, the story of a dissolved romance that haunts the speaker, who is still hurting over the cruelties of the relationship.His memories are an assortment of pop culture ("I remember 'Love Me Tender,'" "I remember the Liz-Eddit-Debbie scandal") to food ("I remember 'Payday' candy bars and eating the peanuts off first then eating the center part," "I remember 'Spam. De este libro he aprendido varias lecciones: que la infancia con sus miedos, sentidos y placeres varía muy poco de una generación a otra. It ranges from what fresh cut grass smells like on a Sunday morning to personal experiences that Joe, as a young gay man, experienced finding himself in a world unkind to such life choices.

La crítica coincide en afirmar que la maravillosa simpleza de este libro hace que sea incomprensible que no se le hubiera ocurrido antes a nadie. It was a cool early Spring evening but he was wearing only a white shirt with the sleeves rolled up to his elbows. The next morning he left a card behind with a picture of Jesus on it signed “with love, Jesus” on the back.The only good thing about it is that when I get lofty enough I’ve stopped thinking and that’s when refreshment arrives. Unfortunately, it feels more lazy than innovative, as Brainard couldn't be troubled to shape his recollections cogently or into a narrative. The doxological ramifications of a church banging bells all night, while freight train horns echo throughout this town.

The book remains new and strange and surprising—for, small as it is, I Remember is inexhaustible, one of those rare books that can never be used up. I also know many of the names associated with the extended Swift universe: Aaron Dessner, Jack Antonoff, Liz Rose. Past tense rendered the scenarios “less vivid … more difficult to imagine … reducing likelihood assessments and increasing psychological distance. I remember deciding at a certain point that I would cut through all the bull shit and just go up to boys I liked and say “Do you want to go home with me?As Janet Burroway notes in Writing Fiction, “the effect of the present tense, somewhat self-consciously, is to reduce distance and increase immediacy: we are there. Despite the fact that I was born in 1986 and cannot relate to everything in the book, this does not stop it from being amazing. recommended Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)” as an exercise soundtrack; soon, I was clocking my runs by it. Painterly in its vivid details and collagist in its hands-off juxtaposition, it is an accumulative, oblique biography, a portrait of the artist as a young man. It becomes a glimpse of life in midcentury US, the life of a boy exploring his sexual orientation through crushes and first times, the life of a young man making his way as an artist in NYC.

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