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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2003 10:30 am 
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I'd like to know your opinions about a book on Frank, written by Ben Watson, the title is 'the Negative dialectics of Poodle play, I read it recently, I'd really like to have your comments on this one...<br><br><br> :o


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2003 10:44 am 
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it's a pretty dense book, very entertaining at times

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2003 11:11 am 
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I read the spin-off of that book, the small 'Complete guide to the music of FZ', which I thought of as very good.  The Negative Dialectics is regretfully out of print, but it is in reprint as we speak, I ordered it, so I should get it in a couple of months. <br><br>It looks promising, although of course he does a lot of hineininterpreterung (interpreting things from a retrospective point of view, e.g. links to shakespear, plato,...). There is nothing wrong with this strategy - weither frank intedend all these links is doubtfull, but it is interesting nevertheless, and putting his music and lyrics in a broader perspectiven, which is a good thing to do.

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