Aristocrats — Keita Morimoto

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Perseus Rescuing Andromeda (detail) — Piero di Cosimo

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Fox — Mu Pan

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Perseus Rescuing Andromeda (detail) — Piero di Cosimo

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Misgivings (Herman Melville/Antonio Frasconi)

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From On the Slain Collegians: Selections from the poems of Herman Melville. Edited, and with woodcuts by Antonio Frasconi. Noonday Press, 1971.

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Everybody has that feeling when they look at a work of art and it’s right, that sudden familiarity, a sort of…recognition, as though they were creating it themselves, as though it were being created through them while they look at it or listen to it…

The Recognitions, William Gaddis

Perseus Rescuing Andromeda (detail) — Piero di Cosimo

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Waywords and Meansigns: Recreating Finnegans Wake [in its whole wholume], Wholume 2

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Last year, I talked to Derek Pyle about his production Waywords and Meansigns, a collaborative music project that recreates James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake in a range of musical genres by all kinds of musicians. In our interview, he revealed that there would be a second volume adaptation of the Wake this winter:

Biblioklept: When do you anticipate the completed project being released?

DP: So we’re actually doing two separate editions of Waywords and Meansigns; both will be unabridged, all 17 chapters. When we first put out the call for musicians, there were so many folks we didn’t want to turn away. So the first edition will debut very soon — 4 May 2015. Then the second edition will debut sometime during the coming winter, with a whole new cast of musicians.

And so well that coming winter is here now—on JJ’s birthday. So Here Comes Everybody! Check it out.

Three Medlars with a Butterfly — Adriaen Coorte

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Perseus Rescuing Andromeda (detail) — Piero di Cosimo

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The Peasant and the Nest Robber — Pieter Bruegel the Elder

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Singerie — Jan

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The Deluge — Francis Danby

The Deluge exhibited 1840 by Francis Danby 1793-1861

Fire-Light and Lamp-Light — JMW Turner

Fire-Light and Lamp-Light 1827 by Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775-1851

Two Goats in a Yard — Abraham van Strij

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Deer in the Woods — Ivan Generalic

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Mother Lacing Her Bodice beside a Cradle — Pieter de Hooch

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