Posts Tagged ‘Arguedas’

Charcoal [an excerpt]

In Gupter Puncher/Oli Johns on April 18, 2010 at 1:57 pm


[This is the first 11 pages of my new novel. It’s a lonely piece, but hopefully not miserable. If it is miserable then just stop reading and click onto something else. Tomomi at the HK film festival maybe? If you get to the end and like it, please write a comment and tell me why. If you think it’s shit, tell me why. Thanks.]

Why Peter O’ Toole let go. Why Bodhi went back into the storm…

I watch Michael Portillo fake-dying on TV.

It’s almost 2am and he’s trying to find the perfect way to execute prisoners.

My housemate is asleep, and I don’t have to work until late the next day, so I stay up and stretch out on the couch and focus on the screen.


For a few weeks, I’ve been interested in suicide.

Not for myself, but the idea of it.

At least I don’t think it’s for myself.

But it would be nice to know there’s a way…that there’s a way to do it, if things really were that bad.

Something non violent, non painful.

Some kind of gas, maybe? Read the rest of this entry »

Thoughts, plans, ideas – Saturday 16th January, 2010

In Gupter Puncher/Oli Johns on January 22, 2010 at 1:40 pm

‘I’m writing these pages because I’ve been told to the point of satiety that if I can manage to write, I will regain my sanity.’ – Arguedas, that fox book.

Things to do…

Spread the word about the site…some kind of word…


Concept…if I tell a hundred people…friends, writers, whatever…this is where I write, tell everyone you know, and they tell them and say the same thing…could it spread?

No one ever gives enough of a shit…I’m writing for a couple of loons and that’s it…no one’s got time for anyone anymore…

Writing is worthless…? Read the rest of this entry »

Thoughts, ideas, plans – Monday 11th January

In Gupter Puncher/Oli Johns on January 13, 2010 at 6:37 pm

‘I think it’s only because I’m dispirited that I am speaking so “boldly.”’ Arguedas, Fox above and Below 

Arguedas…you amazing cunt….

What can I write now?

I’ve fallen in love with a dead Peru guy…how the fuck did he write like that?

Fuck, I’ve been waiting so long for this…that library was dry…and I picked it up before…and put it back down again…why?

Title was good…’Fox above and below’…

I thought he was a snob? Intellectual?

Why didn’t I read the first page…that suicide line…’I’m gonna finish this book then end myself’… Read the rest of this entry »

Thoughts, plans, ideas – Tuesday 5th January, 2010

In Gupter Puncher/Oli Johns on January 8, 2010 at 1:10 pm

‘Yesterday I wrote four pages. I wrote them as therapy, but not without thinking they might be read.’ – Jose Maria Arguedas, The fox from up above and the fox from down below [A short while before he shot himself to death.]


 Magazines/places to send Gupter mags to?

The Believer


Nylon mag

Barca review

Village Voice Read the rest of this entry »