Heart of the Original

By Steve Aylett

Originality is hated and pretended, but the real thing is beautiful

Monday, 29 July 2013

Love and books

On Sant Jordi's Day, Catalonians give eachother gifts of books and roses in a celebration of literacy and love. If this were combined with the running of the bulls, the procession of the flagellants and the tomato-throwing festival it would more closely resemble the tribulations of those trying to read - or love. I was trying to read Greg Egan once and was hectically attacked by a chimp.
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