The man of ambiguous identities and no identity, cont.
Sage McLaughlin writes:
What a downright bizarre man Mark Steyn is. Read this parenthetical comment from a recent post at National Review concerning some comments by novelist Sebastian Faulks:LA replies:
That certainly gets added to my 2005 post, Steyn’s indeterminate self, in which I summed up his deliberate cultivation of ambiguity and confusion regarding his name, his nationality, his ethnicity and religion, and his sexual orientation.
Surely the meaning of Steyn’s remark that Faulks “turned him into a woman…” is quite clear, and clears him of ambiguous identities or poses or merley gratuitous joking. Faulks’s novel, Steyn implies, contains a character, perhaps an international journalist, who entertains the protagonist in New Hampshire or its analog, cooks brilliantly for him as Steyn himself did, but is a woman whom the protagonist “has sex with”. Steyn thought of complaining, issuing a fatwa, etc., but instead has confined himself to making this wry remark about Faulks’s way of operating as a novelist and as a person.LA replies:
If that’s what he meant, it’s still bizarre, weird, unwholesome.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at August 24, 2009 10:32 AM | Send