While I was away in England I heard the news that Porter had died.
Before I left I'd tracked down the film of the Monkey's Mask. For me the highlight was the intervie with Porter, though the interviewer seemed too lightwieght and awestruck for the job.
The critical impulse (mine at least) is to qualify rather than celebrate. To look for the flaws. To position oneself to avoid any kind of exposure. If I admit this what are the consequences?
But(like so many others) I enjoyed The Monkey's Mask the first time I read it, and every time I re read it.