Monday, September 28, 2009
Post-mortem? Jim Carroll and The Petting Zoo.
In continuing our streak of riffing about bearded New Yorkers, or at least New York-related artists and writers, we wanted to draw your attention to a new piece in The New York Times that discusses not only the final reclusive days of Jim Carroll and his return home to Inwood in upper Manhattan, but his long-time efforts to complete his first novel, tentatively titled The Petting Zoo. It's somehow painful, lyrical and triumphant all at once, like Carroll himself.