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Art History, by Ted Jean

FictionPosted by editor Sat, December 08, 2012 22:15:51
Reaction to and reflection on Art History, by Ted Jean.

Ted is a recently retired carpenter. He writes, paints, plays tennis with his lovely wife, Lai Mei. His work has appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, DIAGRAM, Gargoyle, elimae, Pear Noir, Magma, Other Poetry, Prole, many other publications.

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Posted by Sophie Whitley Flavell Sun, February 24, 2013 16:32:53

This is an incredible story exploring the relationships between Art and his neighbour, his neighbour's wife and his neighbour's step-son. Set in a series of titles, the voice of the narrator offers a filmic quality and I can easily imagine watching this story played out on screen. The initial sense of security is soon squashed by the proclamation 'but, as we know, into each paradise there is likely to slither a viper'. Fantastic!