Gens vains et creux. Discuté avec un soi-disant écrivain qui cherche le sujet de son oeuvre et qui m'assimile à Sade. Heureusement que Jonathan était là pour m'amuser.
you are an amazing guy, always optimistic. You give me strength enough to face the difficulties of existence, especially living in France, when you're gay, skinny and a wog.
Sometimes I feel I'd like to disappear and I listen to your music and it makes me feel happy.
So, you're kinda great magician.
Whatever what you think of wogs or gays, whatever even if you are a conservative, you are so cute and you sing wisely and well.
In a nutshell, you are gorgeous.
Wish I had someone like you as a friend.
Wish I ever had a friend.
But I know noone loves me, this is the tragedy of my life.
Continue to record, to play and to perform and if some day, you wonder why or you doubt of you, remember that I am here to hear from you and your music.
Books have to be read, not to be burnt.
Although I disapprove of Gabriel Matzneff's practices, I agree with his Italian publisher, Michele Silenzi who defends Vanessavirus.
This work is Matzneff's response to Vanessa Springora's Consent.
The book, translated by Giuliano Ferrara, is the right of reply of Matzneff, who not only explains his pedophile past but who on the other hand delivers a literary text free from the morality of cancel culture which considers that art should be a matter of ethics.
No, a book can be good even if its subject matter is abominable.
A work of art exists independently of its author. A writer can be abject and deliver a text that is second to none.
Let's separate text and author, we do not have to judge Matzneff as Sade was judged.
Baudelaire, Flaubert, so many others were condemned because they did not respect morals.
Whose name did History retain?
The one of their judges, of these ladies of leagues of virtue who were frightened for so little?
No, posterity has not forgotten the names of the writers because their works do exist beyond moral or artistic conventions !!!
I am not defending the odious Matzneff as a man, I support the author, a fallen star of our time.
Even if I am horrified by his deeds.
Brahim Megherbi /
Brian Vane /
S. E. B
Les livres se lisent, ils ne se brûlent pas.
Bien que je désapprouve les pratiques d6e Gabriel Matzneff, je suis d'accord avec son éditeur italien, Michele Silenzi qui défend la publication de Vanessavirus.
Cet ouvrage est la réponse de Matzneff au Consentement de Vanessa Springora.
Le On traduit par Giuliano Ferrara, est le droit de réponse de Matzneff, qui non seulement s'explique sur son passé pédophile mais qui d'autre part livre un texte littéraire exempt de la moralité de cette cancel culture qui estime que l'art devrait être affaire d'éthique.
Non, un livre peut être de qualité même si son sujet est abominable.
Une oeuvre d'art existe indépendamment de son auteur. Un écrivain peut être abject et livrer un texte d'une flamboyante à nulle autre pareille.
Dissocions texte et auteur, ne faisons pas à Matzneff le procès de Sade. Auteur qui n'était d'ailleurs pas si immonde que cela a pu être dit.
Baudelaire, Flaubert, tant d'autres furent condamnés pour outrage aux bonnes moeurs. De qui l'Histoure a t'elle retenu le nom? De leurs juges, de ces dames qui s'effarouchaient pour si peu? Des ligues de vertue?
Non, la postérité a retenu les noms des écrivains car ceux là existent au delà des conventions morales ou artistiques !!!
Je ne défends pas l'homme Matzneff odieux, je soutiens l'auteur, fulgurance de notre époque.
Brahim Megherbi /
Brian Vane /
S E B
Feel so sad tonight. Disgusted of humankind. So tired. Hope i could feel something else. But people lack sincerity.
Lunch with my friend, Mary Ann, who is a talented painter and interested in Aesthetics. Talked about the true nature of art, it does not imitate nature, it helps us to understand what is divine in life. I don't think that morals is associated with art, Baudelaire was a painter of human cruelty. Flaubert in Salammbô depicted scenes of real torture.
Then we went to Boulevard Saint Germain and Mary Ann bought for me a bag with drawings by Keith Haring. She told me that we were alike. I hope it is not the truth. I don't want to die because of AIDS. I do not want to die at all. I know now what is Hell and I have risen out of the ashes just like a Phoenix. I've bought a black bag at Rougier et Plé for the transport of my works of Art.
Then oh it was such a lovely day we went to an art gallery in the Marais to see a friend of us and he invited us to come for a cocktail on Sunday.
Then we went back to Saint Germain at a gallery and we drank one or two glasses of red wine. Even though that is not a fave of mine, I had to admit that it was not that bad. There was this wicked actress who has not done anything since 2014. I'd like not to speak of her but she is so fake and hypocritical behind her smile. And she has this strange habit of plucking her eyebrows in a way that she's similar to a Gorgon. Fok once told her that she had the eyes of a viper and he was not wrong.
Brahim Megherbi / Brian Vane / S. E. B
May, the 21th