MARC JAMES LÉGER

Marc James Léger is an independent scholar living in Montreal. He is author of Brave New Avant Garde (2012), The Neoliberal Undead (2013), and Drive in Cinema: Essays on Film, Theory and Politics (2015). He is editor of The Idea of the Avant Garde – And What It Means Today (2014) and is presently working on a second volume of this title, after which he will have brought together 100 contributors to present new ideas on the actuality of avant-garde practices.

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3 Comments

  1. PH says:

    As you must be aware many people were “Allen Ginsberg’s assistant.” Nina is a fine person as far as I know, not having seen her in many years, but I was a fan of her writings the last I saw them. But this article turns her into a huge name dropper so it makes me wonder why she should to submit to this brazen who I knew and when and what I think of them sort of ursatz interview. The last story I remember involving her and Ira Cohen, also a close friend of mine, was when she arrived at Ira’s intending to stay for a while, so the story goes, with her son. Ira was by then well advanced in dementia-like activity. He apparently did not remember who she was and shouted (as he was prone to doing) “WHO ARE YOU?” She had to leave. It’s just one of those last Ira stories that got around. Ira was not a Beat poet and decried his labeling as such.

  2. Nina zivancevic

    09/19/2016 at 7:31 PM
    Oh dear PH, I really do not see the purpose of your commentary here- except for the desire to persuade us that you are an “insider “on the American poets’ scene ( Cohen, Ginsberg) and I, nothing but an outsider and a name dropper!
    It seems that you really never got the humorous, Surrealist side of my interview with Léger ,
    And, Lo’! In fact, these were the very qualities why all the poets I mentioned here- loved to hang out with someone like me- and not with tense, morose creatures like you! Excuse my honesty, as they say here! I wish you a very nice life!
    Nina Zivancevic

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