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Monday, December 17, 2007

A bit of a gap

If you search for my name on Amazon, you can see that I had a bit of a problem producing new work between 1929 and 2008.

But now I'm back, baby!

Posted by benrosen at December 17, 2007 10:42 AM | Up to blog

So when is Small Beer bringing out Broken Lines: and Other Poems?

Posted by: David Moles at December 17, 2007 12:22 PM

Hmm... I think there's a real obligation for you to write a story (or preferably, book) entitled "green nakedness" just to truly confuse the issue.

Posted by: Ethan at December 17, 2007 07:55 PM

And those actually sound like things you might have written -- I think you need to find out who this other Benjamin Rosenbaum was.

Posted by: Shoshana Rosenbaum at December 17, 2007 09:45 PM

Yeah, I was going to say, "So what's Green Nakedness about? I seem to have missed that one..." but I think Shoshana's point that they do actually sound like things you would have written is an excellent one. So, who was this doppelganger of yours, and what did he write?

Wait a minute...

Ben, have you been working on a time machine and not telling us, all along? If Green Nakedness is, in fact, a cry for help (or a warning!) from a future/past you, I hope it works.


Posted by: Matt Hulan at December 17, 2007 10:41 PM

It's not me who builds time machines -- it's my granddaughter Annabelle Rosenbaum-D√ľnns Zelt, and while I'm aware that we have been visited by Ben from 1975, I'm not aware of having gone back in time to write Green Nakedness -- my alter ego told Chippewa Melko as much. So I must be going to have done that later.

Every year on Aviva's birthday, all the Avivas in the timestream whose birthday it is, starting, I believe, with four-year-old Aviva, get together for a big party (I think it's at 57-year-old Aviva's house). I'll have to ask Aviva how it was this year (I mean, it's always the same party, but her perspective varies).

Posted by: Benjamin Rosenbaum at December 18, 2007 05:47 PM

I wonder what the first three Avivas do...

It may have been an event in your alter-ego's life, then. Or may yet be.

Alternately, it may be that your alter-ego didn't know that, in fact, it will be you, not him.


Posted by: Matt Hulan at December 18, 2007 08:46 PM

Congrats you. also, RSS feed = Full text (not summary) = everyone is happy forever.


and also congrats on getting over your horrendous block! years and years!

Posted by: Tempest at December 19, 2007 04:17 AM

Seven-year-old Aviva says the party was fun this year, and she showed six-year-old Aviva around.

Tempest, which feed are you looking at? This one has the full text as well as the summaries. Is that the one you're talking about?

Posted by: Benjamin Rosenbaum at December 19, 2007 11:53 AM
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