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Nothing to Write Home About
  • Nothing to Write Home About


    Joe Brainard. 


    Los Angeles: Little Caesar Press, 1981.  Octavo. Pictorial paper wraps with minor traces of foxing to the top edge of the text block. 55 pages. First edition. Near fine.


    Cover design also by Brainard, of course. A rare small press collection of his singular and charming prose writing.


    "Painting a pear today, it occurs to me that what painting is really all about for me (at its best) is discovery. The discovery of that third slight 'bump' along-side the disappearing edge of the pear, which I had originally assumed to be an almost straight line.  However, the work itself eventually involved a sacrifice. And so what I ended up with was an almost straight line again. An almost straight line again, but with a very particular difference."

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