Monday, October 16, 2006

Shorts

To keep with the literary theme - Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk has won the 2006 Nobel Prize for Literature. This guy is like the Turkish equivalent of a Salmon Rushdie-cum -Zach de la Rocha figure, having been charged with insulting the Turkish government and what-not. He follows in the footsteps of a Mr JM Coetzee.

Also check out Robin Rhode's work - Eyebeam Reblog suggest you Google him and check out some of his work - some of it is pretty amazing.

7 comments:

loesil said...

Op die plaaslike front het Marita van der Vyver, Eben Venter en Riana Scheepers almal nuwe werk publiseer.

Wat gaan met jou aan? Verstaan jy nie jou lesers soek ligsinnige snert nie? Niks van dié intellektuele literêre kommentaar vir ons nie, dankie!

En ek raak bekommerd oor Alet - sy is dalk die boef wat tydens die game by die skeidsregters se kleedkamers ingebreek het.

henno said...

Ja jammer man, sal minder "intellektuele kommentaar" lewer haha. As Alet nie binnekort kontak maak nie sal jy dalk maar Bloem se magistraat moet bel en hoor of sy in die selle is...

mullet said...

Thanks head, I for one will definitely be googling Robin Rhode. And now for something completely random: "Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool."
I think loesil has a point, but i dont mind if you occasionally drop in some intellectual material, as long as you keep the majority of the content mindless and learning-free.
I was just wondering have you begun understanding vietnamese yet? Because It took me about six months to start understanding the language they speak round here.

loesil said...

Mullet, waar presies is jy nou weer?

O ja, en welkom terug! Dit was swaar en moeilik om dié blog op my eie te laat aangaan!

mullet said...

Ag dankie loesil, ek het geweet sy sou die blogwerk kan hanteer sonder my, anders sou ek jou nooit op jou eie gelos het nie. Waar presies is ek...in Engeland natuurlik! You would guess by the name that people around here speak, yes, english. But you would be wrong. 95% of the population believe that english is for posh people and therefore speak what I like to call british. British differs greatly from county to county and even village to village and can be very similar to english in places but the further North you travel on this tiny little island, the further it seperates itself from english. I am pretty far north, in Accrington. Ask henno about geordie, it might help you understand how different the dialect round here is from english.
Sorry for writing such a long and boring post head, I will try better next time.

loesil said...

Nopes, Mullet! Very interesting indeed! And well done for guessing my next question - why the hell are you battling with English?

O yes, and all this time I thought you were a posh oke! Guess I was wrong if the people speak strange dialects with you!

mullet said...

Het jy eintlik gelees wat ek geskryf het? Ek het probeer se hulle praat nie eintlik engels nie, dit klink nie soos engels nie, hulle gebruik nie vol sinne nie, hulle mompel en praat te vinnig, dit klink soos n heel ander taal. Vergelyk afrikaans met hollands, dit is n soortgelyke ding.