Wednesday, 4 February 2009
'...the main writer of this distant age was called in English (his native tongue possessing a quite different and eye-bewildering alphabet) Doll's-Toy, perhaps in comical reference to the very large scale and scope of his big books. His novels were panoramic and sweeping, encompassing the degraded as much as the noble, something reflected in the fact that all his titles begin with a grunt or a verbal ejaculation: Wah! Rant Piss covers many decades, several nations and hundreds of characters, railing throughout at the excretory baseness of life; Ah! Knack Of Running Her is a pimp's account of how he managed a particularly successful prostitute.'