Anne Senhal

Who are you?

Anne Senhal

What is your tie to h2so4?

It is the only journal willing to publish my fictions. I even got fan mail!

What is funny?


What is not funny?


What book should I read?

Possession, by A. S. Byatt

Why do you (on occasion) work for no money?


What is your favorite movie? Or would you prefer to call it a "film"?

Surviving Desire, by Hal Hartley.

What is your favorite quote from Evany Thomas:

When Diane Middlebrook asked Evany whether she had met her sister, Evany replied, "Yes, I touched her bird, if you know what I mean." [I should insert that Diane's sister was wearing a monk costume with a bird on the shoulder.] Diane replied, "I think I do."

What is your favorite quote from elsewhere:

Kind sir: lost and of your same kind i have turned around twice with my eyes sealed and the woods were white and my night mind saw such strange happenings, untold and unreal. and opening my eyes, I am afraid of course to look--this inward look that society scorns-- still, I search in these woods and find nothing worse than myself, caught between the grapes and the thorns.

What piece of writing has most influenced your life?

Letters from friends and lovers, sent via post, not email.

What person has most changed your life ("famous" or non-)?

Mostly it is my ideas of people that change me.

So tell me, what would a person be surprised to find out about you?

Sometimes I do not like Felix.

What band would you have play at your next party (yes, historically open)?

Ella Fitzgerald, singing Cole Porter.

Does not the war perpetuate that which it is called to make disappear, and consecrate war and its virile virtues in good conscience?

Of course.

To what are you addicted? What is addiction?

Felix, words.

Do you, too, love Abraham Lincoln? why? why not?

I neither love nor dislove him.

How does the cameraman compare with the painter?

We think the camera catches something real; we think we know the painting does not.

Authentic being-one's-self takes the definite form of an existentiell modification of the "they"; and this modification must be defined existentially. What does this modification imply, and what are the ontological conditions for its possibility?

  1. that I have to be courageous if I long to be "authentic";
  2. that in order to do this, I have to remake the world in my own image.--wonderful and dangerous, like heidegger.

Is everything popular a debasement of what it would otherwise be? are we really looking for a salvation or meaning that only a few can access, with difficulty?

No. But that was a rhetorical question, no?

Anything you would like to add?


Anne Senhal
Anne Senhal