The Death of Picasso: New & Selected Writing by Guy Davenport

The Death of Picasso: New & Selected Writing

byGuy Davenport

Kobo ebook | September 1, 2015

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“Davenport writes with equal imagination and verve about the tanginess of an orange, the mystery of love, quantum physics, music, and a lashing rainstorm.” —Booklist

Featuring both short stories and critical pieces, *The Death of Picasso *exhibits the versatility and innovative thinking that drives all of Guy Davenport’s work. As a critic, he takes on topics such as Ruskin’s life and influences and Benson Bobrick’s history of English versions of the Bible, through which Davenport explores how translation has affected the text’s interpretation for centuries. Both his fiction and essays contribute to the eternal conversation on how the arts reflect, inform, and influence the human experience.
 
In his short stories, Davenport vividly evokes entire worlds—such as that of a regatta on the Thames or an air show in Northern Italy—with an eye for telling details that typically go unnoticed. Fact and fiction combine and shift forms throughout the collection, for instance, in “The Concord Sonata” when the author manipulates time and space to put thinkers like Thoreau, Wittgenstein, and W. E. B. Du Bois in conversation. Davenport’s uninhibited imagination and singular gaze reveal both the commonplace and the sublime in a new light.
 

Title:The Death of Picasso: New & Selected WritingFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 1, 2015Publisher:Open Road MediaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:150401961X

ISBN - 13:9781504019613

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