Saturday, November 5, 2016

Two from Joe Gould's Teeth

from Joe Gould's Teeth by Jill LePore (NY:  Alfred A Knopf, 2015 ISBN 9781101947586)

(page 92)  Joe Gould:  “My muscular coordination is poor.  As you know I am left-handed in both hands…”

(142)  Joe Gould:  “You solve the problem of escape by being an expatriate," he’d once written to [Ezra] Pound.  “I am an extempore.”  He believed he lived outside of time.  He believed he’d escaped.