Stewart Home in conversation with Bernard Meisler.
Stewart Home is one of my favorite writers, because he manages to pull off something that seems easy but is extraordinarily difficult – he writes intellectual pulp fiction. Some of his better known (and titled) works include 69 Things to Do with a Dead Princess, Pure Mania, Blow Job and Cunt. In any one of these, you might find yourself in the middle of a pornographic or hyperviolent scene when the protagonists will launch into a discourse about the merits of Erich Fromm. Stewart’s most recent work is Re-Enter the Dragon: Genre Theory, Brucesploitation and the Sleazy Joys of Lowbrow Cinema, which is about as obsessive, crazy and fun as the title indicates. Oh yeah – he also likes to stand on his head while he does his readings. I don’t know why he does that, but I’m glad he does.