Was it Plato who remarked that seeing an image in the clouds signified nothing so much as the lowest form of the imagination? You wonder how the old contrarian would appraise Roland Flexner’s recent works-on-paper on display at Caren Golden Fine Art. Mr. Flexner divines images within smears and stains of ink.
Employing a traditional Read More
The Elusive Embrace: Desire and the Riddle of Identity , by Daniel Mendelsohn. Alfred A. Knopf, 206 pages, $24.
In this confessional age, in which memoirs and personal revelations tumble out in unprecedented abundance, Daniel Mendelsohn’s new book stands as a literary achievementofthefirst rank. In a series of five chapters he traces the evolution of Read More
March 3: Dear Diary, c’est moi: Phyllis Stine. Guess what! Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani is going to make me his Commissioner of New York City Politesse. Just asked me last weekend. I’m like sitting here in my divorce purgatory suite at the Carlyle Hotel with nothing to do on a rainy afternoon except organize my Read More