Monday, May 09, 2011

Searle's Sustenance

I found some interesting Searle rarities in the this obscure collection: 'All the Art That's Fit to Print (And Some That Wasn't) Inside The New York Times Op-Ed Page' by Jerelle Kraus (Columbia University Press 2009)

'Searle had already sent us the perfect portrayal when an Op-Ed poem lamented our planet's thirst for petroleum products.'

"My drawing for 'Summer Poems' (1995) was killed by the Times because an editor (Howell Raines) detected an erection in it.  That's his fantasy of course, since nothing is more pure than the image of a man being sick in the street."

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