Sep 20, 2023

a meticulous account

It’s always a good day when the Paris Review arrives, because I’ll read their interviews with anyone. Here’s Robert Glück:

Interviewer: What is it about heartbreak, do you think?

Glück: I think, in my writing, I want to display a self that disintegrates. I can prop that up with theory, but something must compel me in the first place. I suppose that’s when the world can enter. Goodbye, defenses. Somewhere, I’ve described my aesthetic as “a meticulous account of lightning striking.”