Can you read the writing on the wall?
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
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Here's one from the O'Jays...
And one from FYC...
Thursday, October 6, 2016
|Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island|
Posted by Be the BQE at 6:01 AM
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Riding the subway is always educative, though not always in a literary way. But last week I found myself sitting just below a young man reading Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons (in the centennial edition released by New Directions in 2014) and across from a young woman hugging a plaster of paris figurine and reading The Book of the Courtier.
I had to Google that one to discover that Baldassare Castiglinone's book was a per-Amazon bestseller in the 16th century. A "courtesy book," it consists of fictional conversations among courtiers of the Duke of Urbino's court (of which the author was one). I think Gertrude Stein, seen below in the lovely little statue by Jo Davidson from Bryant Park, would have enjoyed sharing a car with her reader and this young woman, not to mention her companion, very much.
Posted by Be the BQE at 8:08 AM