Along with her work as a foreign correspondent, Lara Marlowe is known for her writings on culture in The Irish Times. Painted With Words celebrates not only the artistry of France and Ireland, but also Marlowe s ‘breathtaking’ writing. Following on from the success of The Things I’ve Seen: Nine Lives of a Foreign Correspondent, Painted With Words brings together the best of Lara Marlowe’s writings on visual artists and authors. Marlowe writes with insight and grace on artists such as Picasso, Gauguin, Matisse and Cézanne, and on writers including Sartre and de Beauvoir, Lévi-Strauss and Camus. The book is abundantly illustrated with reproductions of the key works of art discussed by the author. Painted With Words is a must-buy for lovers of art and literature, and an ideal Christmas present for the many fans of Lara Marlowe’s writing.
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- "Marlowe's writing is breathtaking." —Publisher's Weekly
- "It was a pleasure to discover Lara Marlowe's book of essays and revel in their content.The commentaries are attentive, intelligent and informed, and many thoughts and ideas arose from my reading of it. The highest praise I can offer the author is to say that she is definitely on my list for the perfect dinner party." —The Irish Times
The launch of Fergus Shanahan’s #TheLanguageofIllness, via #MicrosoftTeams, went swimmingly, all things considered. I initially went to the wrong place: like an actor going to sit in the audience, rather than waiting in the wings for their call. But after that, all was well. Sally Cudmore from #APCMicrobiome introduced; Mary Horgan, President of the #RCPI, did the honours.
There were some minor glitches – but then, you get those in real life too. But the possibilities of the new technology are legion. Hundreds of people were there – more than you’d get in even a large room – from all over the world. They could ask questions. There were no catering costs. It was at a civilised hour (at least for Europe). Best of all, you could watch it all back later: https://lnkd.in/erXbWrT
It wasn’t easy for people to buy the book (you can remedy that here: https://lnkd.in/ejx2Szn), there was no signing of copies, and old friends couldn’t be reunited – all things which make the Irish #booklaunch an institution (much like a wedding or funeral). But overall, it was less fraught than most such events I’ve been involved in over the years. We’ll be doing it again.
As #OscarWilde put it: “The value of the telephone is the value of what two people have to say.”