Archive for August, 2016
Byatt admits that when she began the essay she was more familiar with the Englishman Morris, whose art decorates her own home, than she was with Fortuny. She does, however, delight in Fortuny’s being the only living painter that Proust mentions in “À la recherche du temps perdu.” So, she uses Morris to help her understand the Spanish-born Fortuny and Fortuny to re-imagine Morris.
You can read my review of Peacock & Vine, by A. S. Byatt, in the Sunday, August 21, edition of the News & Observer, by clicking the image below.
You can buy Byatt’s ’s Peacock & Vine at Barnes and Noble.
Stories as Raw as the Wars that Inspire Them
Whether they’re home for good or about to be deployed overseas, these men and women have been scarred and traumatized by war, by the enemy and by other soldiers. The impact of the stories derives from Lindsey’s ability to assume a convincing voice, sometimes a female one.
You can read my review of We Come to Our Senses, by Odie Lindsey, in the Sunday, August 7, edition of the News & Observer, by clicking the image below.
You can buy Lindsey’s We Come to Our Senses at Barnes and Noble.