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By Yoram Kaniuk

Susan Sontag writes: "Of the novelists i've got came across in translation... the 3 for whom i've got the best admiration are Gabriel Garc?a M?rquez, Peter Handke, and Yoram Kaniuk."

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A gorgeous younger girl was once sitting there who didn’t take her eyes off Tristano’s arms. Tristano caressed the keys with a type of tenderness yet from a mystery position hidden inside of this tenderness he might occasionally strike the keys with a unexpected smack even though his hands have been the main gentle issues on the planet, stated Gandy. as soon as I even kissed his arms after I’d complete drawing a few of them and the girl checked out me enviously. poultry beloved him and stated he was once an Italian bastard and an excellent musician. That he was once white yet of Benny Goodman’s value and he had black rhythm in his fingers. someone as soon as known as blood “dried-up water,” might be it was once Borges who I’d then began examining, and the following the blood within the track was once like that. occasionally chicken may pull out his alto sax and sign up for Tristano, yet in basic terms as an accompanist, simply because he didn’t are looking to thieve a unmarried notice, a unmarried moment, from that guy. They threaded a crumbled track caught with thumbtacks of wonderful lightning and even as going loopy with notes sneaking one into the opposite. the girl cried. Lenny requested that Gandy and me carry a few work. He fingered them and defined what was once in them. I requested him to explain my face. He moved his give up my face lightly, his palms touching it like a pianist enjoying Chopin, turning it into the reflect of a blind guy, and it was once great. The younger woman’s identify used to be Jane. probably it wasn’t Jane, probably I don’t quite be mindful, but if Tristano stroked Bird’s large head his description was once excellent and lovely: the excessive brow, the sensual lips, the sorrowful mischievous eyes, the rounded cheeks, who can take into account phrases so mysterious and so outstanding, whatever a couple of fluttering of varieties that can't see yet can think, whatever that strikes, waves, a feeling of whatever that touches it with wings, a music that is still a music yet returns via a roundabout path to be the phrases that that the music particularly desired to sing and the caress calling forth tender, quivering, invisible forms…Go determine at the present time what all of it intended and the way that brotherhood among Lennie and chicken and Gandy and Jane was once shaped. on the finish of his time there, after the eating place had misplaced a ton of cash, we took Lennie to Minton’s. Jane got here too. Lester younger, who knew approximately love, introduced them jointly formally. They have been married within the chinese language eating place via a justice of the peace we introduced and later on they went to a Catholic church and a black priest carried out the rite even if Jane was once a Methodist however the priest used to be sort sufficient let alone this. whilst Lennie performed after the rite you felt he used to be taking pity at the tune, maybe he sought after it to expend together with his personal happiness. He enthused and performed and stated, I’m taking part in windmills, enjoying the leaves of timber within the park. His faded purple hands whispered the tune. chook wailed. Mingus wept. chicken stated, Lenny’s taking pity on his track. Billie vacation, who known as chicken the Black Angel, stated later that Tristano used to be extraordinary, irregular even, and that’s why he may finally simply fade away.

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