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☛ The New Yorker “‘A writer?’ she gasped” by Charles Barsotti, June 27, 1994, p. 133. © Condé Nast. This cartoon appeared in the 1994 special Fiction issue of The New Yorker. The cartoonist and illustrator Charles Barsotti, who was born on 1933, died on June 16, 2014: Barsotti, longtime Kansas Citian and cartoonist for […]
☛ Getty Images: Portrait of Irish writer James Joyce, (1882 – 1941) aged 22, standing outdoors. Photo by C. P. Curran/Hulton Archive/Getty Images. Since 1954, June 16 is known worldwide as “Bloomsday”, a celebration of James Joyce’s novel Ulysses. The entire novel is set on June 16, 1904. 1954 marked the fiftieth anniversary of that […]
☛ The New Yorker: “Love Stories”, cover art by Joost Swarte, June 9 & 16, 2014. © Condé Nast. “Love Stories” illustrates the theme for The New Yorker’s 2014 Summer Fiction issue. Joost Swarte is a Dutch illustrator, graphic designer and cartoonist. This is not the first cover he draws for The New Yorker: Condé […]
Shakespeare, in particular, unsettled Borges. He seemed to regard him with a mix of awe and instinctive aesthetic recoil. His improvised remarks about Shakespeare can seem simplistic, designed to shock. “I always feel something Italian, something Jewish about Shakespeare,” he told an interviewer, “and perhaps Englishmen admire him because of that, because it’s so unlike […]