One of my favourite things on Facebook recently were the posts called Shelfies ( shelvies). They are photos of peoples bookshelves, and I really enjoyed trying to see what reading habits many of my friends have.
There are many books on my shelves that I hope to someday reread and this is one of them. It’s probably 25 years since I read The Horse’s Mouth by Joyce Cary, and that’s been too long.
The Horse’s Mouth is a 1944 novel by Joyce Cary, the third in his First Trilogy, whose first two books are Herself Surprised (1941) and To Be A Pilgrim (1942). The Horse’s Mouth follows the adventures of Gulley Jimson, an artist who would exploit his friends and acquaintances to earn a quid, told from his point of view, just as the other books in the First Trilogy tell events from their central characters’ different points of view. Cary’s novel also uses Gulley’s unique perspective to comment on the social and political events of the time.
June 7, 2012.
The reading continues, and this one is about Pop Art. What is your favourite art movement, and are there still such things as art movements?
June 6, 2012.
Me in my reading spot. What can you tell me about this book? Any good? I haven’t really read it yet.
June 1, 2012.
Well June is here, and I think last months daily studio photographs were just too exciting. So I’m going to slow things down a bit, and Junes daily photo will be of me sitting in my favourite chair. Reading. Too dull? Tell me what book I’m reading.
My sister in law, Jenn Grant is performing at the PrimaVera Sound Festival in Barcelona Spain this week. Here is one of my favourite Jenn songs.