From my article on Josipovici's Everything Passes at The Guardian:
"Everything Passes is not only a damning insight into the state of
contemporary writing (surely all the best writing is about writing?) it is also
homage to a single piece of music: Schoenberg's String Trio, 1947. The violence
of this piece of music sits uncomfortably with the calm on the page -
heightening the tension contained within. It is that simple - but we know things
really aren't that simple."