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In Search of Dostoevsky


Dostoevsky, Raskolnikov, art, creativity

                Mist rose up from cobblestones slick with rain. An acrid smell of smoke hung heavily in the air. I strained to hear a distant sound. Listen! Did you hear that–the hammering of horses’ hooves on  stones? Perhaps…but was it only in a dream? I shook my head as if to dispel…I […]

Basquiat: the Artist as a Young Man.


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My name is Alexander Wainwright, a landscape painter, living in London, but also in books and apparently Cyberspace. Time and space can get confusing. But more about that some other day. You may already have met me in the novels of The Trilogy of Remembrance or on my Facebook Page. Since I am a character […]

Two Fictional Characters Meet at the Carousel in Central Park


Almost two years ago, I approached author Maggie Ball with an idea I’d been longing to try out. I had just finished reading her novel Sleep Before Evening featuring her protagonist Marianne Cotton. She’s a young woman who wants to study music, but has to overcome a lot of problems to do so. The novel begins […]

Rinaldo’s Revenge [6/10 Parts]


It’s been such fun having someone follow Alexander about Venice in search of the Vivaldi Museum. But I must admit, he found it a good deal more quickly than I expected. My photographer has gotten some excellent photographs of him with a wonderful variety of expressions on his face. During the morning of his search […]