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 […]
TIME TRAVEL and the ARTFUL BOXERS
My head was pounding. I ached from top to toe. My eyes seemed out of synch with my ears. Had I been in a traffic accident? I took a breath and felt one hundred knives jab below my ribs. When images of boxers began dancing before me, only then did I realize I was lying […]
LIFE IS TO LAUGH.
Thoughts on Creativity Is your painting giving you a message? Does your sculpture begin to eye you with suspicion? Does your short story slyly reveal something you’ve never thought of before [at least not consciously] and is it perhaps embarrassing? In making this video, I think I’ve just learned something about the creative process. If you watch […]
The Flâneur and the Street Photographer.
I’ve always loved taking photos and viewing the photography of others. Given that virtually every cell phone is a camera, millions if not billions of people are able to photograph. Now we can document and record virtually any and all moments of our lives whether in a selfie or a fine art photograph of a […]
Joseph Campbell, James Joyce and Art
Still thinking about what makes great literature? [#2] I have— and here’s what I’ve come up with. [But, if you’d like to read the first post first here it is http://maryemartintrilogies.com/whats-great-literature/ ] Joseph Campbell, mythologist, lecturer and thinker is one of my favourite writers. He dedicated his career to the study of myth—story which comes from deep […]