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Essex House book covers

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I’ve known the name of American publisher Essex House for many years but the books they published, all of which appeared in a frenzy of activity from 1968 to 1969, have never been easy to find in the UK. The company is chiefly of note today for having three original Philip José Farmer novels on […]

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02015

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Checkerboard and Playing Cards (1915) by Juan Gris. Happy new year. 02015? Read this. Composition No. 23 (1915) by Jacoba van Heemskerck. The Double Dream of Spring (1915) by Giorgio de Chirico.

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02014

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Self-Portrait in Yellow Vest (1914) by Egon Schiele. Happy new year. 02014? Read this. Coloured Composition of Forms (1914) by August Macke. Young Man with a Fountain Pen (1914) by Diego Rivera. The Sawmill, December Sun (1914) by Ester Almqvist. The Bottle of Anís del Mono (1914) by Juan Gris.

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Autumn

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Autumn (1755) by John Cheere. The season of mists in a variety of media at the Google Art Project. Autumn Sea (1867) by Gustave Courbet. Autumn (1907) by Helmer Osslund.

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Covering Viriconium

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The Pastel City (New English Library, 1971). Illustration by Bruce Pennington. There are writers’ writers, of course, and M. John Harrison is one of those. He moves elegantly, passionately, from genre to genre, his prose lucent and wise, his stories published as sf or as fantasy, as horror or as mainstream fiction. […] His prose […]

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Teleny, Or the Reverse of the Medal

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Bibliothèque Libertine edition (1996). The quintessence of bliss can, therefore, only be enjoyed by beings of the same sex… Teleny More Wildeana, and yes, it’s that painting again… Teleny is an authorless and explicitly homoerotic novel often attributed to Oscar Wilde although what evidence there is regarding its creation points to it being the work […]

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