Real, Fictional Depth
Glück in Conversation
|This is an interview
with Robert Glück conducted by
Jackson, Jr. on April 9th 1995. It was first published in Red
Wheelbarrow 1.1 (Spring 1994)
Among other things,
Glück discusses his novel, Margery Kempe (New York and London:
High Risk/Serpent’s Tail, 1994).
Kempe was an English woman of the fifteenth century who wrote what
is believed to be the first autobiography in English. In Margery Kempe,
Glück rewrites parts of her autobiography and juxtaposes her
love of Jesus to his own sexual and romantic obsession with a wealthy
young man, known here as L.
Other topics include
the motivations of narrative, contemporary poetics, the construction of
the „self,“ and Glück’s philosophyof teaching.
Jackson designed this
presentation of the interview – in particular in the interstrata of hyperlinks
as an experiment in polyphonic dialogue.
I have divided the interview into four sections,
which you can find by clicking on the appropriate number below: