Robert Smart

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To draw on my extensive reading of classic literature, underground and genre ficiton to create my own unique and provocative brand of fiction. I aspire to explore various social, psychological and cultural tensions through highly charged and sensationalistic genre-inspired fiction.


Among my favorite writers are many whose work bears no resemblance to what i myself write. Robert Musil and Marcel proust are two examples. Closer to home are French decadent writers like Gautier and Rachilde or genre iconoclasts like J.G. Ballard (though my work bears little resemblance to these also). Long time cinephile, knowledgeable about film from the silent period to the present day, across all genres and approaches, avant-garde, exploitation, Hollywood mainstream, European and Asian art film. It is possible that my fictional ideas owe as much to all of the film and visual media I've absorbed over the years than any literary sources. It is also the case that I have read extensively in psychology, philosophy, culture theory, literary theory, history and so on and that my writing is as much informed by this as by anything else, an ongoing attempt to act out in rather florid and disturbing ways the tensions inherent in much of our contemporary cultural discourse.

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Wound One: Habibe Chapter 5 4 years 30 weeks ago