By Yoram Kaniuk
Susan Sontag writes: "Of the novelists i've got found in translation... the 3 for whom i've got the best admiration are Gabriel Garc?a M?rquez, Peter Handke, and Yoram Kaniuk."
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Chan arrived in ny and known as, as though he knew. He acknowledged he desired to see my new work and we met at my domestic and he checked out the work after which we went out and sat at Nedick’s on moment street. Canasta was once a tall guy, faded eyes, an officer who’d abandoned from the Polish military and joined the British. He fought in Greece. He was once wounded and got here again, yet he had no identify simply because he didn’t sign up while he first arrived as a deserter from the Polish military. He went to England and have become successful. He consistently stated he wasn’t a magician. Claimed that whatever in his mind used to be simply fucked up, that’s all. He defined that he knew issues yet didn’t understand the place from. He had this loopy factor in his head, he’d say, that’s all, similar as Mozart had yet in opposite. Mozart composed track on the age of 5. You, too, have a similar skill as me on your mind yet you don’t know the way to turn on it. nobody is familiar with tips on how to turn on this skill. It’s self-activating. In my case, as a result of a disorder in my head that would be referred to as “positive,” if that doesn’t sound immodest, no matter what occurs occurs, after which each person accuses me of pulling a few kind of trick on them. yet I don’t misinform humans. I don’t understand how to observed a lady in part or get away from a barrel wrapped in chains. yet i will be able to learn the full of today’s manhattan instances in a single hour or maybe much less and you'll inquire from me no matter what query you love approximately what’s written on any web page and I’ll comprehend what it says on each web page or even on which line it says it, and I’ll be capable to recite what it says again to you, so is trick? absolutely there’s no sleight of hand there! so that they say I’m a cheater, simply because if I’m no longer then how do i do know? precise, the following day I won’t be mindful, yet glance, I don’t even learn the paper. Who has time to learn? All I do is look at every one web page and you’ve noticeable how i will picture what i glance at and continue it in my head. I’m the adverse, and a part of my mind transforms it right into a confident back. So what? Is it my fault? What else am i able to do if humans wish to be tricked and prefer to disbelieve that the methods aren’t actual? I’ve bought a digicam in my eyes and a darkroom in my mind and I’m the single one. I earn a living from anything I don’t even like doing simply because I constantly need to persuade people who i will be able to relatively do it and that i don’t like having to persuade humans. have you learnt many of us who can take in 100 newspaper pages overnight? Chan Canasta’s Hebrew identify was once Chananel, and occasionally he failed yet that didn’t deter him simply because he claimed that it in simple terms served to end up that he was once a freak and never a magician, simply because if he used to be a magician he wouldn’t make error. His dream used to be to be an artist. He sought after me to aid him. He used to be consistently asking. He acknowledged, i need you to aid me such as you promised me in Paris. I instructed him I’d aid him. I requested him to come back to invoice Dana’s and he agreed. there have been approximately twelve people there, together with of Steve Allen’s writers. Wally got here with Marilyn who invoice requested to pour beverages and he or she already gave the impression of a shadow of her former self.