I Am Not Jackson Pollock: Stories

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Macmillan, 2004 - Fiction - 192 pages
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A bewitching collection of short fiction--haunting and hypnotic meditations on art, movies, literature, and life. In "Dream of a Clean Slate," Jackson Pollock the man struggles with the separation he feels from Jackson Pollock the artist; "The Judgement of Psycho," probes the sexual dynamic of Janet Leigh and Anthony Perkins in Psycho, and then delves into the relationship between Hector and Paris in the Iliad; and Orson Welles presides over "Crimes at Midnight," a tense evocation of desire and its consequences. A series of myths for modern times, this is an astonishing debut.

 

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User Review  - werdfert - LibraryThing

(All quotes are from stories in this book unless otherwise noted.) “If neurotic is wanting two mutually exclusive things at one and the same time, then I’m neurotic as hell.” Sylvia Plath The Bell Jar ... Read full review

I AM NOT JACKSON POLLOCK: Stories

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Nine intriguing debut pieces explore the point where art and life intersect—or collide—in the lives of artists, performers and movie characters.While "Dream of a Clean Slate" examines Jackson ... Read full review

Contents

DREAM OF A CLEAN SLATE
4
THE FACES OF JOAN OF
75
NARROW ROAD
163
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About the author (2004)

John Haskell is a former actor, playwright, and performance artist who has worked in New York and Chicago. He studied playwriting at UCLA and is a graduate of the MFA program at Columbia University. He lives in New York City.

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