“Sod the wine, I want to suck on the writing. This man White is an instinctive writer, bloody rare to find one who actually pulls it off, as in still gets a meaning across with concision. Sharp arbitrage of speed and risk, closest thing I can think of to Cicero’s ‘motus continuum animi.’

Probably takes a drink or two to connect like that: he literally paints his senses on the page.”

DBC Pierre (Vernon God Little, Ludmila’s Broken English, Lights Out In Wonderland)

Winner: Booker prize; Whitbread prize; Bollinger Wodehouse Everyman prize; James Joyce Award from the Literary & Historical Society of University College Dublin

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01 February 2012

ON PRESUMING THE ROLE OF GANESHA


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the biggest cliché in most rooms

 

the biggest cliché in most rooms
is the jerk who first mentions
the elephant he reckons nobody can see
while the guests stare lovingly at the empty corner
imagining a white jumbo they could pat
the cliché steals the silver and scats

ganesha sees everything


 

philip white






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2 comments:

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so whos been pinching your forks whitey

Týr said...

So who stole Bubbas arm?