I renounce all my early books and writings. — Joseph Suglia

I renounce all my early books and writings — including Hölderlin and Blanchot on Self-Sacrifice (2004), Years of Rage (2005), and Watch Out (2006; revised version: 2008).

I disclaim the “film interpretation” of Watch Out, as well, which is really a vandalization of my novel.

I no longer endorse any of these works.  They no longer represent me as an artist, as a scholar, or as a human being.

Table 41 is the only book that I take responsibility for.  I endorse Table 41 and my more recent literary-critical writings — that is all.

Joseph Suglia

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14 thoughts on “I renounce all my early books and writings. — Joseph Suglia

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  2. As a former used bookdealer, the answer is possibly 2 things. One, the most likely, there are more people looking for the books than there are copies readily available. Or, two, that the only way they’re available is thru a print on demand service and there are not many used copies. (With a POD, the used copies are usually cheaper.)

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  4. man i got so baked last night i don even no what im doin here who am i i like don even no what im sayin right now

  5. I thought “Watch Out” contained some excellent writing and I want to read more of your work. I’m sure you know the part I didn’t like and I don’t want to beat that dead horse (oops) but by all means, carry on, Dr. S!

  6. I realize this comment is off topic, but have you received notification recently of my posts? You are still listed as a follower but I have suspicions…

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  9. Usually (to my experience, anyway) when people renounce ‘all previous’ they’ve had an epiphany of some kind. Often religious, but there you go …

    In my own case it was decades ago that I read some very unPC stuff which clashed head-on with the popular ‘thinking’ of the time.
    But it made excellent sense, made me think (for myself, a novelty) and turned me through one-eighty (degrees).

    Now I call it as I see it and to hell with what passes for Thought with the masses.

    Good luck with your own course—are you any ‘righter’ now than before?

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