Rock star and tabloid fixture Courtney Love had a bone to pick with The Observer. “You guys referred to me as Paula Fox’s granddaughter!” she reprimanded us at the Creative Time Gala, over a recent piece regarding novelist Martin Amis’s impending move to Brooklyn. “It was the first time I’ve been referred to as granddaughter-of,” said Ms. Love. She noted, wistfully: “It gave me insight into Frances”–the daughter of Ms. Love and the late Kurt Cobain.
As for her own reading, Ms. Love is digging into Jennifer Egan’s Pulitzer Prize-winning A Visit From the Goon Squad. “Who says women can’t be good postmodernists?” she asked.
The novel chronicles some fairly desperate characters in the music industry, but is it realistic?
“Ish,” Ms. Love demurred. She then referred to us as a “snob”-we weren’t sure why!
“Well, not you, but artsy people tend to put rock and roll in a vulgar, not-very-literary category,” she said. “It isn’t true!”
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