The Blue Girl (2013) by Sungwon.
• “Meanwhile, in her parents’ room [Max] Ernst painted aardvarks eating ants and big human hands around the windows. ‘Sexual connotations, I think,’ she says shyly.” Agnès Poirier talks to Cécile Eluard about her childhood among the Surrealists.
• “Thrilling and prophetic”: why film-maker Chris Marker‘s radical images influenced so many artists. Sukhdev Sandhu, William Gibson, Mark Romanek and Joanna Hogg on the elusive director.
• At Dangerous Minds: Throbbing Gristle live in Manchester in 1980, and Brian Butler talks about the rediscovered early print of Kenneth Anger’s Lucifer Rising. There’s a trailer!
• From 1981: The Art of Fiction No. 69 at The Paris Review, an interview with Gabriel García Márquez. Related: Thomas Pynchon reviewed Love in the Time of Cholera in 1988.
• “Seven years ago, a stolen first edition of Borges’s early poems was returned to Argentina’s National Library. But was it the right copy?” Graciela Mochkofsky investigates.
• “What was Walter Benjamin doing with his shirt off in Ibiza?” Peter E. Gordon reviews Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life by Howard Eiland & Michael W. Jennings.
• A video by Marcel Weber for Måtinden, a track from Eric Holm’s Andøya album. Another album on the Subtext label that I helped design.
• More Ian Miller: Boing Boing has pages from his new book, The Art of Ian Miller, and there’s an interview at Sci-Fi-O-Rama.
• Outrun Europa, a free compilation of 80s-style electronic music. There’s a lot more along those lines here.
• Praise Be! Favourite religious and spiritual records chose by writers at The Quietus.
• Ralph Steadman illustrated Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in 1973.
• British Pathé is uploading 85,000 of its newsreel films to YouTube.
• Drawings by Lebbeus Woods at The Drawing Center, New York.
• At Pinterest: Ian Miller and Kenneth Anger.
• Lucifer Sam (1967) by Pink Floyd | The Surrealist Waltz (1967) by Pearls Before Swine | Which Dreamed It (1968) by Boeing Duveen And The Beautiful Soup
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“Seven years ago, a stolen first edition of Borges’s early poems was returned to Argentina’s National Library. But was it the right copy?” Graciela Mochkofsky investigates.
There are solid Borgesian precedents for concealing books within the Argentinian National Library.
“A few months ago, Casares was offered a seventeenth-century original edition of Don Quixote for one million euros. He recognized it as a well-known forgery from the nineteenth century, worth no more than €200,000.”
— Not the Pierre Menard edition, I assume.
Ha, I was thinking when I was reading that piece that Borges could almost have written the scenario himself. The biggest irony is that (if I remember correctly) it’s the very book about which Borges later said he wanted to personally apologise to all the purchasers. At least if it was The Book of Sand there’d only be the one volume.
It’s also reminiscent of all the book-dealing/faking shenanigans in The Dumas Club.
I have not been able to read The Dumas Club, for ironically enough, the local public library’s copy appears to have been stolen.
The ‘Blue Girl’ series is reminiscent of some of Shaun Tan’s work, particularly ‘The Red Tree’.
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