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Picturing Don Quixote by Rachel Schmidt (The Public Domain Review)

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes, author of one of the best-loved and most frequently illustrated books in the history of literature — Don Quixote. Rachel Schmidt explores how the varying approaches to illustrating the tale have reflected and impacted its reading through the centuries. Four hundred years […]

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Portrait of Marcel Proust painted by Jacques-Émile Blanche in 1892, when Proust was 21 years old .

Lost in Translation: Proust and Scott Moncrieff

Scott Moncrieff’s English translation of Proust’s A la recherche du temps perdu is widely hailed as a masterpiece in its own right. His rendering of the title as Remembrance of Things Past is not, however, considered a high point. William C. Carter explores the two men’s correspondence on this somewhat sticky issue and how the Shakespearean title missed the […]

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Fig. 5: Jerusalem, Plate 26, “Such Visions Have….”, 1804 to 1820 - Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

William Blake and Paul Mellon: The Life of the Mind

Matthew Hargraves, Chief Curator of Art Collections at the Yale Center for British Art, looks at Paul Mellon as a collector of William Blake and the impact of his lifelong fascination with psychology and psychiatry on his collecting. The Yale Center for British Art holds one of the world’s greatest collections of the work of William […]

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