Thursday, November 28, 2019


Happy Thanksgiving

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), Freedom from Want:

Deborah Solomon, American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013), p. 3:
Rockwell? Oh, God. He was viewed as a cornball and a square, a convenient symbol of the bourgeois values modernism sought to topple.
I guess that's why I like Norman Rockwell's paintings so much — I'm an unrepentant cornball and a square, and I respect bourgeois values. I'm just too unsophisticated to appreciate this gigantic turd in the Thanksgiving punchbowl: David J. Silverman, "The Vicious Reality Behind the Thanksgiving Myth," New York Times (November 27, 2019). Instead, I say with Lydia Maria Child (1802-1880), "Over the River and Through the Wood":
Hurrah for the fun!
Is the pudding done?
Hurrah for the pumpkin pie!
George Durrie (1820-1863), Home to Thanksgiving:

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