Thursday 25 March 2010

Footnote - different ways of seeing

Dave Bonta's podcast, which now appears weekly on his blog Via Negativa, this week takes the form of a tribute to the poet Ai, who has sadly died. Ai was a fine poet and I'm not drawing a literary comparison with unashamedly populist works, but the poems Dave reads and some of his comments speak directly to what I was groping for in the post below about the novels and films of the Millenium Trilogy - how there are depictions of violence that just perpetrate further violence, and then there are depictions that bear powerful, necessary witness in quite a different way.

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