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Alberto Savinio, Senza titola, 1929 Alberto Savinio was an Italian writer, painter, and composer, and the perennially underrated little brother of Giorgio de Chirico. I won't attempt to improve upon Giornale Nuovo's overview of Savinio (one of...
Childhood -- a continuous wave of revolution, systematically crushed by those reactionaries, the "grown ups."       A tireless revolution and never disappointed, because it has no inkling of the defeat in store for it. The rear guard does...
Gilbert Alter-Gilbert is a critic, translator, and literary historian whose work has appeared in numerous magazines and journals. His book-length translations include: The Mirror of Lida Sal by Miguel Ángel Asturias Streetcorners: Prose Poems...
In December 2007 I started a series with the ridiculous title "Avant-Garde for the Poor." My spiel at the time: "Because I keep posting about rare / hard-to-find / expensive books, I decided to feature seven titles which can still be found all over...
Mahendra Singh is an illustrator from Montreal "busily fitting Lewis Carroll into a protosurrealist straitjacket with matching dada cufflinks" on The Hunting of the Snark (now in book form). In March he won my Raymond Roussel illustration...
An almost unbelievably productive year. January 2009 (old site)Beresford Egan's FlowersImage Dive (old site)Charles Burchfield and more at The Art of MemoryLIVRENBLOGThe Themersons and the Gaberbocchus PressJulian Green, Diary 1928-1957Mr....
Note that I combined some older posts when importing them. January Robert Walser drawings by Guy DavenportRobert Walser - vintage 80sWandering with Robert WalserTraces of Robert WalserA Life Full of Holes (old site)The Devil to Pay in the...