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November 11, 2009


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I know nothing about Rembrandt's personality, but if his focus in his conversation is anything like the focus of his work, I'd think his conversations would be rather one-sided.

What a great time to be Dutch--- minus disease and Spaniards.

I would like to see David Markson create a conversation between Walt Whitman and Herman Melville. It is known that they spent time in Battery Park around the same time. However, there isn't any proof of a conversation between the two.

I could see Markson writing a book in something like the show Survivor. Except, all the contestants/teams would involve historical artists, writers, philosophers, etcetera.

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