The basses of their beings throb in witching chords (Wallace Stevens)

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From “Peter Quince at the Clavier” by Wallace Stevens


Susanna and the Elders — Franz Stuck


Susanna and the Elders, 1904 by Franz Stuck (1863-1928)

The Temptation of St. Anthony — Jan Mandyn


The Temptation of St. Anthony, c. 1550 by Jan Mandyn (c. 1500-1559)

Dream Child — Bang Sangho


Dream Child 5 by Bang Sangho

Susanna and the Elders — Anthony van Dyck


Susanna and the Elders, 1621 – 1622 by Anthony van Dyck (1617–1641)

She sighed for so much melody (Wallace Stevens)

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From “Peter Quince at the Clavier” by Wallace Stevens

Susanna and the Elders — Thomas Hart Benton


Susanna and the Elders, 1938 by Thomas Hart Benton (1889–1975)

Untitled (Poster in a Hallway) — William Eggleston


Untitled (Poster in a Hallway), 1970 by William Eggleston (b. 1939)

Untitled (Glory) — William Eggleston


Untitled, 2012 by William Eggleston (b. 1938)

Fox and Wolf — Munakata Shikō


Fox and Wolf (1953/1960) by Munakata Shikō (1903-1975)

Two Dicks (Books acquired, 17 July 2017)


A Maze of Death, first DAW printing, 1983. Cover art by Bob Pepper.

The Transmigration of Timothy Archer, first Timescape printing, 1983.  Cover artist uncredited.


I still regret that I failed to pick up this tattered copy of Clans of the Alphane:

Seriously though, these tasteful covers are pretty boring. Compare/contrast:


The Flight — Remedios Varo


La Huida (The Flight) by Remedios Varo (1908-1963)

Still Life with Dead Hare and Falcon in a Niche — Dirck de Bray


Still Life with Dead Hare and Falcon in a Niche, 1678 by Dirck de Bray (c. 1635-1694)

Pierre Klossowski’s illustrations for his novel Roberte Ce Soir


From Pierre Klossowski’s novel Roberte Ce Soir, Grove Press, 1969.

The Edge of Doom — Samuel Colman

The Edge of Doom, 1838 by Samuel Colman (1832-1920)

Rebekah Del Rio performs “No Stars” on Twin Peaks

George A. Romero’s Martin (full film)

RIP George Romero. 1978’s Martin is one of his finest—and most overlooked—films.