"A Sound of Thunder"
I spent last week in the south of France with Deven and Jeanine, but before we left, we visited the Musée Rodin in Paris. The above is a study of a figure for a later sculpture by Rodin. That twisting hand gets me every time. Rodin did a lot of sketch-sculptures for his commissioned works. I'd never studied him before this, so it was a great pleasure to get to know his works in person.
In other news, I registered for classes this afternoon. Come fall, I might be taking any combination of the following:
- American advertising: its history and consequences (taking this regardless of whether the prof is good or not, because interesting)
- Swift & his contemporaries (will probably drop this one, mainly because I disliked Gulliver's Travels, mainly because in my version every noun was capitalized à la German)
- Mark Twain's America (any excuse to read more Twain. In fact Huck Finn is on my to-reread-this-summer list, along with A Wrinkle in Time)
- The lives of a text (on the production/dissemination of texts — "involves extensive use of the rare book collection at the John Hay Library" [!!!])
- The art of literary nonfiction (it's been a while since I've workshopped anything)
- Fiction writing II (will have to submit sample on the first day of class; intimidated)
And if you've got 10 minutes, you simply must read "A Sound of Thunder", a short story by Ray Bradbury that involves time travel and dinosaurs. So far LOST involves 50% of those things, but I'm crossing my fingers in hopes that the show will Jurassify itself sometime soon.