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This is an excellent reissue by the New York Review of Books, but really though the NYRB does have some taste to share. Jean Renoir, acclaimed director, gives a life of his father, the estimable Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Jean’s anecdotal style and laissez-faire remembrances are quite a treat. For the most part Renoir was against the constant change in fin-de-siecle France which is funny because he was dead-set on changing the world of painting. Please read this book.

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The Rain was grey before it fell
        And through a world where light had died
There ran a mournful little wind
That shook the trees and cried.
 
The rain was brown upon the earth,
    In turbid stream and tiny seas—”
In swift and slender shafts that beat
    The flowers to their knees.
 
The rain is mirror to the sky,
    To leaning grass in image clear,
And drifting in the shining pools
    The clouds are white and near.

 

Nora May French

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Pictures for the Day…

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Philly Beer Week starts tomorrow and after reading a few write-ups in the paper and checking out the website –> http://www.phillybeerweek.org/ I’ve decided I all but hate writing that is about food and drink. I mean what more can one say other than “it was the bestest”?; or “it was the worstest”?  I understand that is cutting it to the bare minimum but when we get down to the nitty-gritty that is all there is really to tell.

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