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But First... Are You Experienced? James Parker, Hermenaut
Inspired by the hype over Martin Amis' recent memoir 'Experience,' the release of the latest album by popsters Primal Scream and his own frustrations as a freelance writer turned baker, James Parker takes us on a wonderful, if a bit cynical, stream-of-consciousness romp through his own experience of growing up, letting go, and getting scorched by '90s pop culture. Writing on the website of Boston-based cultural zine Hermenaut, Parker says, 'I like to attend readings in bookshops, because I like to see The Author, that nosepicker and thief of light, suffer the birth-agonies of his/her Public Self. It's an enthralling spectacle, horrible, a crude warping of destinies. Martin Amis, of course, makes it look easy, which is one of the reasons he's Martin Amis-he makes everything look easy.' Go there>>