Dear friends of the unreal —
I have been playing around with Pessoa‘s concept of the heteronym for a couple of years. This summer, director/writer Grier Jewell offered to record my heteronyms in action.
The result is an amusing meditation on Rousseau, Murray Bookchin, and Chuang Tzu on the nature/culture binary.
It was also the first time either Mitzi or Simone appeared in “public.” The reactions were interesting, as the video demonstrates.
Enjoy the video and feel free to check out other selections from the Mitzi Notnagel corpus.
For more about Jean Jacques Rousseau, look here and here.
For more about Murray Bookchin, look here and here.
For more about Chuang Tzu, look here and here.
Published by Stephanie Barbé Hammer
Stephanie Barbé Hammer is a magical realist prose fiction writer, novelist, occasional essayist, and a committed, intermittent poet, as well as a passionate instructor of writing. A 7-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize she has published work in Hayden's Ferry, Pearl, CRATE, Rhapsoidia, NYCBigCityLit, the East Jasmine Review, Apeiron, Inlandia, Literary Alchemy and the Bellevue Literary Review among other places. She is the author the fabulist novel THE PUPPET TURNERS OF NARROW INTERIOR (Urban Farmhouse Press), a novelette, RESCUE PLAN (Bamboo Dart Press), a prose poem chapbook collection, SEX WITH BUILDINGS (dancing girl press), and a poetry collection, HOW FORMAL (Spout Hill Press).
Stephanie's new novel PRETEND PLUMBER is available for order from your favorite bookstore, and her poetry chapbook CITY SLICKER appeared in July 2022. Stay tuned for her novella, JOURNEY TO MERVEILLEUX CITY, coming out in 2023!
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