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Thursday, January 18, 2001

A replica of the complete Birds of America, by Audubon
the only one who could compete with Lear in bird illustration.
This site includes the full text and several indexes, but the scans could be better. Unfortunately, the Elwell Sale Stewart Library seems to have stopped archiving images from its Audubon.
posted by Marco Graziosi 3:43 PM

Wednesday, January 17, 2001

Foundation for the Preservation of the Hyacinth Macaw
A nonprofit foundation incorporated in 1991 with the goal of preserving the Hyacinth Macaw and other birds of the world's tropics through education, research, ecotourism and captive breeding.
[Has a gallery with some reproductions of Lear's macaws.]
posted by Marco Graziosi 1:00 PM

Tuesday, January 16, 2001

Misguided genius
"I bleed over every phrase," Raymond Roussel told the psychologist Pierre Janet, who believed that his patient suffered a "displaced form of religious mania" that accounted for "Roussel's misguided conviction of his literary genius".
The Sunday Times: Books:
posted by Marco Graziosi 4:03 PM

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