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Piquancy from Iris Murdoch

“Meat is really just an excuse for eating vegetables.” (“The Sea, The Sea,” 1978) “To find a person inexhaustible is simply the definition of love.” (“Under the Net,” 1954 — Murdoch’s first novel) (Quotes are from Dwight Garner, “On the … Continue reading

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Second Take

Learning something about a picture — how it’s made or its origin, for example — can trigger or enhance appreciation. I wonder if an artist really wants that? Wouldn’t he or she prefer that the work commune directly and totally … Continue reading

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