Monday, October 23

In reviewing a collection of Morton Feldman's writing, Richard Kostelanetz laments that the book "fails to reproduce Feldman's monumental jokes. The strongest one in my head recalls his having dinner with the over-inflated German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen on 57th Street. When Stockhausen suggests that 'Germans and Jews are very much alike,' Feldman replies, 'Yes, there's nothing I'd rather do more than put three million Germans in concentration camps.'"

--The Brooklyn Rail (October 2006)

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