By July 30, 2018
I love Gael Greene! I don’t think I’d ever want to meet her.
My own standing among the thousands of names she dropped for many decades into New York Magazine was, at best, that of one shrimp in a bowl of sea food offered as appetizer!
And, as now a faintly remembered has-been in Manhattan, I’d rather read her than see or hear her in person.
She’s an exceptional writer!
Her astounding honesty!
A verbal transparency, most eloquently shared with us!!
I dub her “the poetically economic, female version of James Joyce”.
She’s opened up all the impenetrably secret doors of the female “sexual personae”. The one made so intellectually famous by Camille Paglia.
Intellectually transmitted perceptions, for myself that is, have no chance against the ever-surprisingly visceral and candid tangibility contained in the writings of Gael Greene.
Some might call her the female Henry Miller but I prefer James Joyce.
The depth and expertise of her food criticism.
They, as I’ve indicated, match Joyce’s obsession with the eternally intellectual contests between “the literate”! He exploded those cocktail party sideshows with his encyclopedic stream of verbal athletics titled Finnegan’s Wake.
Whereas Ms. Greene held down a job with most impressive panache, Henry Miller seemed more determined to make pornography a respectably literary pastime.
I actually think he failed.
Pornography is no fun if it is respectable.
With Ms. Greene, however, the same sensuosity and eroticism contained in her eloquently heated revelations also exist in her divinely culinary obsessions.
For myself, she is the ruling Goddess of Eroticism in all its forms.
All of life is somehow a contributing factor to the eternally ultimate objective: orgasm.
Sexual, spiritual or otherwise!
Or, as Joseph Campbell wisely advised, “Pursue your bliss!!”
Michael Moriarty is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor who starred in the landmark television series Law and Order from 1990 to 1994. His recent film and TV credits include The Yellow Wallpaper, 12 Hours to Live, Santa Baby and Deadly Skies. Contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org. He can be found on Twitter at https://twitter.com/@MGMoriarty.