This is one of my all-time favourite documentaries. It’s about Elizabeth (Liz) Wiltsee, a brilliant young woman who excels in every school subject, has a 200 IQ and a special love for literature/writing. It’s the story of a bright light’s slide into paranoid schizophrenia, and a possible mystical experience when homeless towards the tragic end of her life.
The Ideal in America” is the first video biography of the man who is still America’s most quoted author.
Well, I’ve only just been introduced to the term myself, but after watching this short clip, I can think of examples, for instance, Leonard Cohen’s late poetry in The Book of Longing is an attempt to move away from the bleak irony of earlier work. I think that some of Billy Collins’ Sailing Alone Around The Room could be thought of a metamodernism too.
…someone who manages, in a lifetime of standing out in thunderstorms, to be struck by lightning five or six times; a dozen or two dozen times and he is great.”