"that's enough for Me," says Paul Nizon; the journalist wants him "to slander, in front of the microphone". As this rate falls to slightly more than half of the radio interviews with soon-to-be 90-year-old author. A clue that it could come to such an escalation, developed but already in the first minutes of the interview, the radiated Germany radio culture on Monday.
Because Paul Nizon, the Swiss writer and Flaneur-cast member in Paris, takes in his recent radio interview seriously, very seriously. As serious as it otherwise no-one takes up, although a native of the Bernese is doing it so much. In his books, in which he portrays himself as a "kind of literary Saint".
Of Nizons bombastic vanity also his most recent Interview is marked. From the beginning, when he is asked, whether he had never thought to be a French citizen, because he lived already for over forty years in Paris. Answer Nizon: "Paris is always been of foreigners, not only of Picasso, and me. So why do I need to be a Frenchman, if I Paris, am?"
Picasso and Paul Nizon: the flight height in terms of overconfidence, which could be understood at the beginning as self-irony, miss, not more leaves Nizon. He's not allowed to, because he must invest all his energy in the defense of his distorted self-image: he Obviously feels the journalist attacked, visited him at home in Montparnasse.
the introduction to the interview hurts him, it is said that he had seen a lot, written a lot, and was "unknown to many, remained". Not a Paul Nizon sit up. His books had been received "in the story", although the journalist think that he was "an unknown writer", "which is wrong of course, deeply. I only have a very sophisticated audience, I'm not a popular writer, Madam, Yes!"
"I'm not popular, you know!" Paul Nizon, the living contradiction.
the interview with the Germany radio culture life was Intended as a "mental walk" through Nizons and work. But also in the further conversation Nizon never misses an opportunity to insult. So he asks the journalist where they got the Information that he verhökerte his passport, as he appeared in Barcelona in the night life (from an introduction to a Nizon-book).
Obviously, Nizon feels compared to the journalist in full possession of his licence to teach – yourself when it comes to General courts, for example, that in his time he was in Bern, "student": "you are not familiar with the term, you know." Yet, we know, because, of course, Nizon is not the Only one who earned the living while studying itself.
Nizons world literature "
beloved is" The peak in terms of self-infatuation Paul Nizon experienced almost exactly in the middle of the conversation: "you Know, my books be considered as the best in the world. You don't know, unprepared as they come." And as would be said too much, Ab to sets Nizon again: "and I read about me that I am one of the world's best writer. The Present." So much restriction has to be.
Later, Nizon adds, his mistress, Odile, whom he had met as a friend of his daughter, had been received "in the literature and world literature". Wants to say in his books. And as you do not think it would be harder, stiffens Nizon to the statement, he was probably "the only living writer" by the journalist know.
"Absolutely, Yes, exactly!" Anyone who praises Nizon, is with him always in the right.
Susanne leaders interviewed Nizon in Paris, makes the Best out of the conversation: you tried to contradict Nizon, to keep him in the conversation by recording statements from him, such as those that he was not a popular author, but only one for the "selected audience". "She has learned what wa?", Nizon comments.
by the time the speech of the Visit in the brothels, where you could start Nizon, according to the prostitutes ", a wonderful love relationship", it is clear that we can experience the prototype of an old white man in Action, and the author seems to have a fundamental Problem with women: "Over a long stretch of my life, I thought, the only language between a man and a woman is the sex love language", as says Nizon. Otherwise, there is between women and men, "only so much of a difference that is almost not done".
Here you can listen to the full interview with Paul Nizon.
Created: 11.09.2019, 20:41 PM