Thursday, April 20, 2006

Evening Light

Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose, 1885-6 by John Singer Sargent, Tate Gallery, London.

While on a boat trip with his friend Edwin Austin Abbey Sargent saw some Chinese lanterns hanging and decided to use them in a composition.


John Schoffstall said...

Ah-HA! There's a wonderful short story by Kelly Link, in her Stranger Things Happen anthology, titled "Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose." I had no idea the story title had any referent outside the story.

Martha said...

I will have to check it out - thanks.


John Schoffstall said...

Although you can buy the book through Amazon and other bookstores, it's also available for free download here.

Kelly Link's fiction is great. Her current collection, Magic for Beginners was picked by Time as one of the five best fiction books of 2005.

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