Sunday, April 29, 2012

From The Poem of the Pillow

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Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806)
Frontispiece from The Poem of the Pillow
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Michael Dunn in The Art of East Asia:

"Ranking surely as one of the most romantic and erotic pictures of all time, this 
famous print was originally the frontispiece of a far more explicit series. While not 
immediately discernible, Utamaro's genius can be seen in the amazing 
composition of the focused eye of the gentleman and the line of his lady's hair."







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Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806)
Frontispiece from The Poem of the Pillow, Detail
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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Today's Walk - Duckholes Trail

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Today's Walk - Banksia Season - and Suddenly a Knock on the Door

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The photos above were taken whilst listening to my favourite podcast: On Point, 
by Tom Ashbrook from WBUR, Boston. Mr Ashbrook was having a lovely chat with 
an Israeli writer/fabulist Etgar Keret, whose collection of short stories, Suddenly a 
Knock on the Door, has recently been published in the States in English. I was so 
taken by the personality of Mr Keret, and the snippets of the audio version of the 
book narrated by Miranda July, Ira Glass, etc. that I just ordered the book.










Etgar Keret
Photo: Kristian Wikström
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Friday, April 27, 2012

Books by Ridou Ridou