Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Grand Storybook Costume Ball!

Prime Minister Preaching
Lindall Among the Wolves
A Wily Coyote!
Not Some Saint Francis the Sissy

Artist and curator Terrance Lindall, of the WAH Center, recently announced the Grand Storybook Costume Ball:
Dear Artists of the World!

Artists from across the globe will converge on Williamsburg Brooklyn in fall 2014 for the World Art Book Exhibition!

Be One!!!

Opening with a grand storybook costume ball! Dress up as your favorite storybook character!
Imagine the fun! Show up with your main squeeze as famous literary couples: Paris and Helen, Romeo and Juliet, Darcy and Elizabeth, Dorian Gray and His Spitting Image!

There's plenty of time to prepare your costume! Why, there's even time to write your own book and create a character if none of those already available are fitting to your own character!

I wish I could attend -- I'd go as the Naif from my own novella, The Bottomless Bottle of Beer . . . or I would if I were about thirty years younger . . .

Available here . . . for any readers who might wish to attend as a character from my book.

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At 3:26 PM, Blogger ilTassista Marino said...

>Saint Francis the Sissy

:-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

At 3:32 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Well, he was . . .

Jeffery Hodges

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At 5:28 PM, Blogger ilTassista Marino said...

Actually not, but he was -- and especially IS -- shown like that.

It's quite interesting to notice that Dante does praise St Francis in Paradiso, but at a lesser level (Canto XI, one third) while "over the top" i.e. in the final Cantos, just before seeing God, he meets three Benedictine monks, not Franciscan friars: St Benedict, St Peter Damian, St Bernard of Clairvaux.
Ha, yes, you already knew this, but the repetition is for the benefit of your readers :-)

At 6:03 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Dante put Francis there at that lesser level for being a sissy . . .

Jeffery Hodges

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At 7:24 PM, Blogger ilTassista Marino said...

sounds like Melville's remarks about the difference between the "sweet" Jesus and "God."

At 7:35 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Actually, I realize that he was tough.

Jeffery Hodges

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