<strong>Republishing this today, the original in Greek - <a href="http://epohi.gr/synenteuxh-me-ton-stathh-gourgourh-kathghth-klassikhs-agglikhs-kai-sygkritikhs-logotexnias-sto-panepisthmio-koloumpia/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">can be found here,</a></strong>
It arrived via my friend David Fenton, who has known Stathis for more years than he is prepared to share. It is a rough google translate – so apologies for some of the patchy phrasing. If I find a better translation, I will replace it.
An interview by Stathis Gourgouris, Professor of Classical, English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University by Peter Short. Continue reading →
I don't know Stathis Gourgouris - but I know one of his very best friends - who sent this to me yesterday.
“Much will be written about this shocking event and much nostalgia to be expected. I suggest we listen very carefully to Blackstar, the last artwork to be created by this extraordinary man, which is the epitome of late-style performativity. It’s all there — all that he has done, and yet nothing like he has ever done before. The gesture of finishing a great artwork and then letting life finish right afterward is a magnificent lesson in coming to terms with finitude — of self, of time, of matter.”