Harpoon at a Venture

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At 15, one has often been fed a steady, exclusive stream of literary classics. Taking the plunge into the world of current releases is something of a rite of passage, and a fraught one at that.
This was one of the first truly masterful modern novels I ever read. Ten years later, I still adore it.

At 15, one has often been fed a steady, exclusive stream of literary classics. Taking the plunge into the world of current releases is something of a rite of passage, and a fraught one at that.

This was one of the first truly masterful modern novels I ever read. Ten years later, I still adore it.

On Mister Crew, R.A. Schenck writes:

Good quality prints of Andrew Wyeth’s works are not too difficult to find if you’re not constrained by a limited budget – for the rest of us, there is Four Seasons. Released over 50 years ago, the collection of reproductions span a little over 20 years of Wyeth’s art up until the early sixties. From the introduction:

In 1962 the editors of Art in America proposed to Wyeth a portfolio of reproductions of his recent dry-brush drawings. The artist and his wife suggested the theme, “The Four Seasons,” because of the essential role played in his work by the cycle of the seasons. The drawings were selected by Andrew and Betsy Wyeth from works in the house and studio at Chadds Ford, supplemented by some owned by friends. With a few exceptions they had never been exhibited or reproduced. The plates were made directly from the originals.

In no particular order the pieces include Spring Sun, New Leaves, Quaker Ladies, Burning Off, The Berry Picker, Teel’s Island, Early October, and a handful of others. Printed on heavy stock, the full 12 piece set can be easily found online in good condition for under $100 and despite their age, most copies that I’ve seen have held their color well.

Diab Alkarssifi’s lost archive of Lebanese and Arab photographs is brought to light in a new book by Ania Dabrowska.

Dabrowska, a London-based artist, discovered then-homeless Alkarssifi’s vast catalogue of photographs taken when he lived in Lebanon during the 1970s and eary 1980s. More information on the collection and book can be found here.

Kenneth Rexroth’s 100 Poems From the Japanese

Masako Inkyo (2012)

Masako Inkyo (2012)

Lauren Bacall with Yves St Laurent, circa the late 1960s.

Lauren Bacall with Yves St Laurent, circa the late 1960s.

Trolosa (2000).

You were my Elvis.

You were my Elvis.