Conversation with Rafael Lemus
The flow and ebb / ebb and flow of Rafael Lemus's piece in our latest edition of Mold is so subtle it can pass by undetected. We love it. Here we sit down with the literary critic to ask a few brief questions.
How did being given the 'assignment' to respond to the word ebb differ from your normal assignments as a writer?
Not a lot. I’m–above all–a literary critic and I’m used to writing from another texts, writings, words. It’s the opposite–the white, empty page–which still surprises me.
What books are you reading right now?
A splendid essay, The New Way of the World: On Neoliberal Society, by Pierre Dardot and Christian Laval, and a classic Latin American novel, Los ríos profundos, by the Peruvian José María Arguedas.
What other projects are you working on currently in New York or elsewhere?
On my long, demanding, damn dissertation. Trust me, you don’t want me to start talking about it.