|Can't complain about the cover art. Photo: Barnaby Hall. Design: Mary Schuck.|
W. Kandinsky: "There are no 'musts' in art." T.S. Eliot: "There is no freedom in art." Dostoievski character, after the ancient Middle East epigram: "Everything is permitted." (R-rated weblog. Since one has been advised there is no Literature anymore, or even literature, only writing, one proceeds on the premise that this weblog qualifies as not-meaningless, since it is, or appears to be, a form of "writing." Image: Banksy.)
Friday, January 20, 2017
The Garden of Eden / Hemingway
This posthumously published novel starts off with puppy love on a beach and soon thereafter, unexpectedly, a discussion of kinky sex; probably gonna drop it. One turns to Hemingway for heroism, not hedonism. Might have been better to leave it in the drawer in which it was found. Rave quote on the cover from Updike, no surprise there. Maybe I will pick it up again.
Posted by Richard McNally at 8:19 AM
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