Date: Sat, 7 Jun 1997
Subject: NEXT: the identity of Yasusada to
The identity of Araki
Yasusada is now known by more parties than originally involved (although
they are refraining from coming forward).
The undisclosed author
of the fake John Ashbery poems in readme is one and the same
as the author behind Yasusada.
The author of the fraudulent
Ashbery poems/Yasusada whose name is about to be
revealed will be self-evident by five distinct and unmistakable markers:
1. He/she will be a person
with a post at a place of the highest academic
standing and reputation (say, at the top of the Ivy League or that small
of schools). This accounts for the concealment of identity, up until
now out of
fear that it might negatively affect his/her professional reputation
2. He/she will have recently
lived in Japan and/or be distinguished by ties to
Japanese professional societies (again, which he/she feared jeopardizing
3. He will be a master
forger, already proven by the readme "Ashbery"
counterfeits, or by other published literary constructions also under
the name of
another real poet/person; but that expertise may be demonstrated as
specializing in linguistics or some technical aspect of the English
and/or a foreign or scientific language, or the manufacture of synthetic
specimens. (Radio transmissions may be involved? The initials of his/her
may be very close to mine, or the same as mine!?)
4. He/she presents as a
self-identified Buddhist or a quasi-Buddhist. Or, he
may be of half-Buddhist or half-Asian parentage, a biographical fact
publisher(s) of Yasusada. Or maybe look like Buddha. (Fat?) (This
half-nationalism may come out in other ways, such as publishing connections
other English-speaking countries.) This Buddhism will re-cast any temporary,
futile reiteration of Kent Johnson's constant claim, "I
am not Yasusada," with a
whole new significance. (Johnson has effectively been shown in fact
not to have
been capable of authoring Yasusada, and to differ in telling "deep
will be heard then as validly expressible from a Radical Buddist/Zem
perspective, as one "is not" one's social security number,
"is not" even one's own given legal name, "is not"
one's job/body: the statement "I am not," from that grounding,
will no longer be needed to be taken as denial of Yasusada authorship,
which will be only too obvious! by The Five Markers; or will be understandable
as parsing of semantic nuance at the finest shade of grammatical distinctions
laid out elsewhere in his/her scientific/linguistic materials.
5. He/she will have publicly
identified himself or some enterprise in his
possession (a book title?) by a "clue" name meant to draw
attention to the
concealed falsity (whose prefix?) means secret, fict itious, inauthentic,
such as "pseudo," "crypto," or such. (In a way that
is not clear, it may be a
four-letter word that sounds like the obscene word "f--k."
The only word I can
think like that is "fake.")
This full moon has brought it all to clarity.
(I thank Michael Lutin, Condé Nast horoscope columnist
for Vanity Fair, for his
help in leading me to this predictive description, and Jan Pridmore
literaryhistory.com whose intution empirically lead to her to an answer.
unique bibliographic experience with tracing literary web cross-references
sniffed out the trail with remarkable speed and insight.)
"(Such are Clara Hielo Internet, Tiffany, Alan, Travis, Honey,
others. Jennifer-Julu, in particular, has been the subject/object of
a blurring of epistemological/ontological distinction. Jennifer-Julu
is me, not an
alter-ego. Jennifer split into Julu; Julu is julu-of-the-scripts,and
as avatars in my linux machine.)"
--- Sondheim, Alan,
"periodic (rewritten) notice - explanation of texts, etc."
(Sun, 8 Jun 1997 18:07:51)