Category Archives: Art

Proust drops in at 44 Scotland Street

Alexander McCall Smith, 44 Scotland Street series (2005 – no end in sight) If you like your soap operas literate, breezy, quirky, and in book form, then the prolific Mr. Smith* has a few options for you. I settled into … Continue reading

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Cartographer’s Prize

The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet (2009), Reif Larsen. Tecumseh Sparrow Spivet is 12, the only surviving son of Dr. Clair and Father, brother to Gracie, and a prodigy who maps not just his geographic world (his bedroom, the route to … Continue reading

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Ridiculous Obsessions

I.e., NOT in the least bit magnificent. I try not to succumb to obsessive collecting. I actually don’t need complete matching sets of book series (so what if two of five volumes are paperback?) or any musician’s entire CD/LP/45 output. But today I … Continue reading

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Max Ernst and Max-Ernest

Thanks to Calmgrove for getting me to look at some art. Max Ernst was a Dada artist influenced by Hieronymous Bosch. I can see that influence in the palette, the figures, and the composition. Not to mention the surreal themes. … Continue reading

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