Thursday, May 14, 2009

eric bogosian & jerry stahl @ central library

Eric Bogosian joined Jerry Stahl last night at the Central Library as part of the ALOUD series. (I'm averaging about a bimonthly Stahl event these days.) The two writers revealed they were old friends, joking that they may have "shared some hobbies" in the less drug-free past. They took turns reading from their latest releases - Bogosian's Perforated Heart and Stahl's Pain Killers.

Other topics discussed include Bogosian's previous novels Mall and Wasted Beauty, The Caine Mutiny Court Martial, Liev Schreiber in a revival of Talk Radio, Stahl's work on a new film about Hemingway, finding journals of the younger you, being invisible vs. being a creepy old guy, anger, revenge, Frank Zappa, committing to domesticity, Bret Easton Ellis, Joseph Mengele, born-again prostitutes, syringe collections, the detective genre, books as developmentally challenged children, the Mayfair Apartments, the Hellfire Club, ice cubes, blonde on bagel sex, acting, and Warhol's From A to B and Back Again.

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