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This Evening, Cerith

There are two reasons for deciding to begin these marginalia on Cerith Wyn Evans’s work with a quote from Pierre Klossowski…I think that for me writing books is like reporting on a journey, trying to conjure up the places one has travelled through. You can go there yet still not recognise the places from my description. Others may describe them too but that won’t mean they are the same places. Anyone who finds the same places inside him or herself will render my description useless. My real ambition is to find the right kind of accomplices with which to people these places. If ever I were to feel for certain that these places exist in their own right, I would immediately stop writing. For that would mean my friends and I were the inhabitants of that region: we would practice its customs