Nikita Sunburn Critical Reviews
"Neither a word nor a concept, deliberate misspelling, anti-technique to nth degree, writing degree sub-zero." --John Fell.
"I would be nothing without Nikita Sunburn, who I suspect is Jean-Guy Talbot, his novel One Bald Girl surpasses Joyce's Finnegan's Wake, Proust's Remembrances of Things Past, Gilbert Sorrentino's Mulligan's Stew as well as most of the post-war avant garde novel. This book is the standard by which all future literary novels will be measured, not by mid-brow pulp like Martin Amis or Margaret Atwood." --Anthony Lamont, avant garde mystery novelist, in a letter to Gianluca Vialli.
"I would be nothing without Nikita Sunburn, who I suspect is Anthony Lamont, his theoretical bomb blast Piss on Modernism, Shit on Post-Modernism creates and destroys almost all French theory before it starts. This woefully overlooked book undermines the last 50 years of theory. I know Jean-Guy Talbot, he is incapable of such work." --Gianluca Vialli.
"Take the novel's key 'dumb idea'. Looking at immanence and transcendence, One Bald Girl is meant to be a useless work of art, one whose 'writerly' value, in Sunburn's literary différance, transcends "mere" deconstruction. On the other hand, the author has admitted to satirical intentions. Satire is one of the most metaphor-sucking forms; it depends not only on realistic forms to convey its point and to make its cartoons recognizable as it were. How can any novel be at once antireferential and referential, a useless work of fiction and a metaphor-sucking satire? This is but one of the book's many dilemmas. The novel is also "about" a romantic form of metaphor-sucking, one that idealizes art as Art, even as the book focuses on garbage (or Gar-baagé). Similarly, the novel pits an ideal, Neo-Platonic form of love against adultery, a sexual form of love that is presented as nasty, deviant, and useless. I could continue--on a more scientific plane, for example, the novel makes epistemological materialism the servant of metaphor sucking --but for now it is best to stop." --Joe Palumbo, poet.
"Nikita Sunburn, as somebody's fantasy of literary and theoretical genius, is the fabrication of a simpleton. Only an ass would bother which such sophmoric self-indulgent twaddle. Whoever is behind this nonsense has obviously no life and no respect for culture and the finest art that only true genius on the level of Michaelangelo, Orson Welles, Ayn Rand and Stanley Kubrick can offer us." Ted Fox, screenwriter.