Michael Moorcock, At Home In Texas

Somehow, the words “Michael Moorcock” and “Texas” seem strange bedfellows. But this interview, by Hari Kunzru of the author Michael Moorcock starts to make some sense of it.

Moorcock is a brilliant author. Whether he’s producing pulp or great literature, or both simultaneously, doesn’t really matter. His voice is worth harking to. To me, his name is a bell that instantly starts my soul ringing to a certain time, place and ethos in my mind. A place that is dear to me, but one that causes frissons as well. It’s the shiver of fear that runs up your back mixed with eroticism at the same time.

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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2 Responses to Michael Moorcock, At Home In Texas

  1. Mike says:

    Well, “Texas” may seem odd until you realize they mean “just outside Austin”. Then it all comes together.

    (I don’t know that I’ve actually read any of M.M.’s work, although I’ve known of him for a long time. Must rectify that.)

  2. Geoff Coupe says:

    Hi Mike. Well, you really should try some of his stuff, but I wonder whether it will have the same impact on you. Something like “Mother London” reached into my cultural genes with an ease like a warm knife slipping into butter. That may be a tad more difficult for someone from the Colonies, shall we say… 🙂 Nonetheless, I’m curious as to what you will find.

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