NABOKV-L post 0025995, Sat, 7 Feb 2015 11:22:56 -0200

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[SIGHTING] 2010 Barolsky, God...Nabokov...
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A Brief History of the Artist from God to Picasso

Por Paul Barolsky



A reference to RLSK, detective stories and "find the author" mysteries.

One of the rewies: "Paul Barolsky, our best art writer, is a miraculously
economical stylist with a happily reliable sense of humor. God was sometimes
a failed artist, he argues, much like Picasso. Moving very quickly, with
reference to Homer, Ovid, Dante, Vasari, Balzac, and some detective novels,
his book tells the history of European visual culture. Vladimir Nabokov
could hardly have done better."-David Carrier, Champney Family Professor,
Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Institute of Art




Google led me also to: Walter Pater's Renaissance


by
<http://www.waterstonesmarketplace.com/search/books/author/Paul-Barolsky?aid
=336490> Paul Barolsky

About this title: This highly original and learned book is the first to
study in detail Walter Pater's The Renaissance and examine the literary
traditions to which it belongs: poetry, fiction, history, and criticism.
Exploring Pater's neglected playfulness--his uses of irony, paradox, and
parody--it traces with sparkling wit and elegance Pater's relations to
poetry from Baudelaire to Ashbery; to fiction from Hugo and Flaubert to
Virginia Woolf and Nabokov. Pater's role in the history of modern criticism
from Hazlitt and Gautier to Eliot, ...
<http://www.waterstonesmarketplace.com/booksearch?qsort=p&page=1&matches=2&b
rowse=1&qwork=7115153&first=1&mtype=B&full=1> Read More




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