What’s Great Literature? #2]
Sylvia Beach knew great literature! How wonderful for one of the twentieth century’s most famous authors to have met her in Paris that hot July day in 1920! She was the owner of a small English bookstore at 12 Rue Odéon, which was also a lending library and social gathering place for writers of the […]
THE DRAWING LESSON, Chapter 1
The Drawing Lesson, the first in The Trilogy of Remembrance. Lines are drawn and the battle begins at The Tate Modern. Enjoy a chapter and get your copy of the novel here. #novels about artists #literary suspense. LONDON Chapter 1 The Drawing Lesson. At the Tate Modern Gallery, women swirling about in their elegant cocktail […]
Showdown at the Tate Modern Gallery.
My friend, Charles and I are in the habit of strolling along the Victoria Embankment some evenings. Tonight he said, “Damn it, Alex? Aren’t you walking rather quickly? I’m getting winded just trying to keep up with you!” I stopped and said, “So sorry! I’m a bit out of sorts tonight, thinking about another artist—perhaps […]
Venice Biennale~Beauty and Violence.
Yesterday at the Venice Biennale, I happened upon an exhibition by The Propeller Group. Two artists from Vietnam [the group is based in Ho Chi Min City] spoke about their project called AK-47 vs. M-16. They were inspired by a story of two bullets which had collided when fired by the opposing sides on a […]
Alexander Wainwright. Venice holds a most cherished place in my heart. If I, Alexander Wainwright, try to tell you why that is, I will sound like thousands of otherwise normal human beings stammering and stuttering to express the ineffable. And so, I will only say that many of the most significant happenings in my […]