In the 1999 film Jesus’ Son, Denis Johnson, who authored the classic short story collection of the same name, played a small role. He portrayed “Terrance Weber,” or, the guy who came into the hospital with the knife in his eye. As you can see, Jack Black played Georgie, the orderly, who will eventually take that knife out.
The knife was wedged in by Terrance’s wife. When asked if he intended to press charges Terrance thought about it a moment, and said, “Only if I die.”
Most of the things that happened in Jesus’ Son actually did happen to Denis Johnson himself, and I like to believe he wanted to play Terrance for this reason.
Franzen: Not only is reading Joyce or Kant difficult, these days it almost amounts to an act of cultural defiance.
-via The Daily Texan
- The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen (2001)
- The Human Stain, Philip Roth (2000)
- The Road, Cormac McCarthy (2006)
- White Teeth, Zadie Smith (2000)
- True History Of The Kelly Gang, Peter Carey (2000)
- 2666, Roberto Bolaño (2008)
- Tree Of Smoke, Denis Johnson (2007)
- Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned, Wells Tower (2009)
- Fortress Of Solitude, Jonathan Lethem (2003)
- Pastoralia, George Saunders (2000)
- Runaway, Alice Munro (2004)
- Austerlitz, W.G. Sebald (2001)
- Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell (2004)
- Gilead, Marilynne Robinson (2004)
- The Art Of Fielding, Chad Harbach (2011)
- Netherland, Joseph O’Neill (2008)
- The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz (2007)
- The Line Of Beauty, Alan Hollinghurst (2004)
- Saturday, Ian Mcewan (2005)
- The Yellow Birds, Kevin Powers (2012)
- The Namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri (2003)
Daughter covering BonIverHotChip - via TwentyFourBit
Questlove’s memoir out this June.
i always confuse these two.