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Let’s take a moment to mock the aesthetics of another time, shall we? This is Warner Paperback Library’s cover of Iris Owens’s After Claude. Is this how you picture Harriet Daimler? Is this how you picture Claude? Maybe reaction to covers like the one above is the reason so many books now feature headless figures.
After Claude at Librarything and GoodreadsGerald Howard on After Claude at BookforumShakespeare & Co. recommends the bookSo does Three Lives and Co. —to Amy Sedaris, who pronounces the rec “dead on.”And at the Paris Review blog, Sadie Stein says that if you’re a fan of Curb Your Enthusiasm, you should seek out the book for the same sort of humor.

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    Let’s take a moment to mock the aesthetics of another time, shall we? This is Warner Paperback Library’s cover of Iris Owens’s After Claude. Is this how you picture Harriet Daimler? Is this how you picture Claude? Maybe reaction to covers like the one above is the reason so many books now feature headless figures.

    After Claude at Librarything and Goodreads
    Gerald Howard on After Claude at Bookforum
    Shakespeare & Co. recommends the book
    So does Three Lives and Co. —to Amy Sedaris, who pronounces the rec “dead on.”
    And at the Paris Review blog, Sadie Stein says that if you’re a fan of Curb Your Enthusiasm, you should seek out the book for the same sort of humor.

Notes

  1. orionthecoffeemaker reblogged this from nyrbclassics and added:
    Relevant: Lizzie Skurnick’s lecture, Shelf Images: The Sometimes Hilarious, Sometimes Horrifying, Always Edifying...
  2. nonnonmodernist reblogged this from nyrbclassics and added:
    Keep telling yourself that, sweetheart. That said, this cover is truly bad.
  3. devilhumper reblogged this from unabridgedbookstore and added:
    Loved this book.
  4. unabridgedbookstore reblogged this from nyrbclassics and added:
    Tacky though the original cover art makes it seem, Katharine loves this book!
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