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Picture This by Joseph Heller

Picture This by Joseph Heller

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Picture This

by Joseph Heller

Macmillan, 1988, ISBN 033346690, hardcover, dust-jacket

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, pages age toned, no inscriptions, dust-jacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing, chipping to edges, minor discolouration to spine and edges (see photographs)

"Rembrandt is in his studio, painting his famous picture 'Aristotle Contemplating the Bust of Home'.  When Aristotle gets ears, he starts to listen.  When layers of paint form his mouth, he starts talking.  And there's very little Rembrandt can do to stop him thinking.  And while the philosopher poses for his portrait, Heller poses the eternal questions.  And there's nothing Aristotle can do to stop him laughing.
With his customary wit and passionate intelligence, Joseph Heller examines the picture out of its frame.  Perspectives change, and suddenly ancient Greece and Rembrandt's Holland reflect the present.  And as Rembrandt paints in a glimmer of gold, Heller sharply exposes the parallels between Sparta and Athens and the superpowers of today."

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