Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Dark Clouds Over Mordor

Reginald Shepherd keeps calling out Ron Silliman. Robert Archambeau isn't saying very nice stuff, either, in his recent post titled "Probably the Dumbest Thing Silliman Has Ever Said." One wonders how long Silliman will go without responding.

A vast image out of Spiritus Mundi troubles my sight!

7 Comments:

Blogger rams said...

And while Silliman does sound like a Tolkien name, it's pretty pitiful for a villain. "Siluman," now, maybe, slouching toward Dubuque.

12:18 PM  
Blogger Archambeau said...

I thought Silliman was the one not saying nice things, calling two poets fascists for reasons that don't much bear investigation...

Anyway, Silliman probably won't respond -- all he'd end up doing would be sending web traffic in the direction of his detractors. (I think the only time he ever responded to any of my criticism was the time I pointed out that his claim that Robert Louis Stevenson was an American writer was wrong. Ron actually didn't admit that Stevenson wasn't American, saying that Stevenson would "always be a California writer to me." That's setting the bar awfully low: it would mean living somewhere for about two years would make you a writer of that place. I wish I could bring myself to believe in this set of criteria -- then I could be a Swedish writer, and aspire to membership in the Swedish Academy, and I could vote on the Novel Prize.

All best,

Bob

12:36 PM  
Blogger Archambeau said...

I mean "Nobel Prize," not "Novel Prize." I shouldn't try to type while eating a reuben! No more lunchtime multi-tasking for me...

Bob

12:38 PM  
Blogger greg rappleye said...

Susan:

Or perhaps, "The Silliman-marillon"?

Greg R.

1:20 PM  
Blogger greg rappleye said...

Bob:

You are correct about who (Ron S.) stated all the non-niceness. I do think your comments are right on point, and very funny!

All the Best,

Greg R.

1:23 PM  
Blogger greg rappleye said...

Bob:

And I meant to type "started."

Greg R.

5:57 PM  
Blogger Andrew Shields said...

I liked the idea of the Novel Prize. :-)

4:37 PM  

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