MULDOON'S PICNIC Date: Saturday 2 September Time: 7.45pm Venue: The MAC, Belfast Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon makes his return to Belfast for one night only at the MAC with Muldoon's picnic, an omnium-gatherum
of words and music.
The IBP has always been run by the same omnium-gatherum
of lawyers belonging to or connected with law firms on retainer with syndicates run by crooks who are able to pay them handsomely from their plunder activities!
He and another editor, the brilliantly irreverent Harold Hayes, as well as the magazine's co-founder and publisher, Arnold Gingrich (a fishing/drinking chum of Hemingway's), were properly impressed by the edgy, self-conscious style Mailer displayed in the prefatory "advertisements" to his 1959 omnium-gatherum
, Advertisements for Myself.
In these pages he undertakes a sort of jazz improvisation on the theme of human freedom, surveying an omnium-gatherum
of earlier writers' and cultures' thoughts on the topic from the point of view of a "freedom-skeptic." Gray sees the modern, supposedly secular belief in human freedom as a creed that will not admit its character: "Throughout much of the world ...
This was a different kind of exhibition from its predecessors--and their own likely inspiration, Richard Wentworth's brilliantly idiosyncratic omnium-gatherum
"Thinking Aloud," which toured to this venue in 1999--in another respect, too.
Unfortunately, much of the last quarter of the book deteriorates into a kind of omnium-gatherum
of topics that apparently interested Nowak at one point or another without fitting coherently into the argument.
As is often the case with a collection of separately published essays, even ones as thematically unified as these, this book has something of a cobbled together, omnium-gatherum
Cloth, $55.00--Like many collections of essays, this work is a veritable omnium-gatherum
, both in terms of topics and quality.
And when a play touches a nerve in the audience (as the post-9/11 angst of Omnium-Gatherum
, by Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros and Theresa Rebeck, did last year), it really hits.
Rockwell: We're designing the set for a play called "Omnium-Gatherum
." It's a black comedy about a dinner party that takes place post-9/11.