I just started it and must say its pretty interesting so far.

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I just started this as well. I'm about 50 pages into it. Pretty neat stuff. All new to me.

same here...I hope it keeps being as engaging all the way through.



Richard Rouse said:

I just started this as well. I'm about 50 pages into it. Pretty neat stuff. All new to me.

I just looked and the American Library in Paris has it so I'll check it out -- both literally and figuratively.

Thanks for the heads-up, Cory.

There's another book I'm curious about and wonder if anyone is familiar with it -- A Humument: A Treated Victorian Novel. Some sort of cult clasic(?)

Hi Ken,

I haven't heard of that book. Do let me know what you think of the Paper Garden. Take care.

I've just added it to my reading list -- thanks for the post, I hadn't heard of it til now.

Ken -
I still have my copy from 1980 - He took that  novel and painted over and kept certain passages to make a new story of his own -
I found out about it through a friend I met making mail art at the time -
=Cheers!

ken coleman said:

I just looked and the American Library in Paris has it so I'll check it out -- both literally and figuratively.

Thanks for the heads-up, Cory.

There's another book I'm curious about and wonder if anyone is familiar with it -- A Humument: A Treated Victorian Novel. Some sort of cult clasic(?)


Thanks, Michael. Interesting concept. I assume visually interesting as well?

I just ordered the new editon coming out soon. Recently I read that the author's goal is to replace all the pages from the original edition. I guess it will be same book but not really.


Michael Harford said:

Ken -
I still have my copy from 1980 - He took that  novel and painted over and kept certain passages to make a new story of his own -
I found out about it through a friend I met making mail art at the time -
=Cheers!

ken coleman said:

I just looked and the American Library in Paris has it so I'll check it out -- both literally and figuratively.

Thanks for the heads-up, Cory.

There's another book I'm curious about and wonder if anyone is familiar with it -- A Humument: A Treated Victorian Novel. Some sort of cult clasic(?)

I just ordered it as well. It does sound VERY interesting. Thanks for bringing it to my attention, Gentlemen.

-cory

ken coleman said:


Thanks, Michael. Interesting concept. I assume visually interesting as well?

I just ordered the new editon coming out soon. Recently I read that the author's goal is to replace all the pages from the original edition. I guess it will be same book but not really.


Michael Harford said:

Ken -
I still have my copy from 1980 - He took that  novel and painted over and kept certain passages to make a new story of his own -
I found out about it through a friend I met making mail art at the time -
=Cheers!

ken coleman said:

I just looked and the American Library in Paris has it so I'll check it out -- both literally and figuratively.

Thanks for the heads-up, Cory.

There's another book I'm curious about and wonder if anyone is familiar with it -- A Humument: A Treated Victorian Novel. Some sort of cult clasic(?)

Got Paper Garden out of the library this afternoon. Barely started, as in maybe 5 pages. But I did go to the British Museum site where I could look at some of her pieces close-up, as it were. Pretty amazing stuff. Looking forward to getting further into the book.

Here is a  LINK  to the 1970 edition of A Humument.
I have no idea how much the newest edition will be like the '70s edition. As I understand it, it is an ever evolving work.
--Ken

Cory Peeke said:

I just ordered it as well. It does sound VERY interesting. Thanks for bringing it to my attention, Gentlemen.

-cory

Hi Cory,

An update on Paper Garden. I’m 100 or so pages into it now. (also reading two other books so progress is kinda slow) I’m enjoying it to a degree.  Mrs Delany led an interesting life, to say the least. However, I think the author over-uses her poetic license. Some of the connections she makes – or tries to make -- between the collages, events in Mrs. Delany’s life some 60 years earlier and her (the author’s) own life, seem forced to me. At times I find it offputting. The collages are amazing and stand on their own.



Cory Peeke said:

Hi Ken,

I haven't heard of that book. Do let me know what you think of the Paper Garden. Take care.

Hi Ken,

I'm about 1/3 of the way through it and completely agree. I'd almost have preferred a simple critical analysis of the work than her over-dramatic perspective on the 1700's. I think its even more annoying when the author draws in her own relationship's biography. I'm going to finish it just because the works and Mrs. D. intrigue me.

-cory

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