(urth) This Week in Google Alerts: rare Wolfe editions and covers
marcaramini at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 9 09:44:36 PDT 2013
I can imagine writing something and then winding up with one of those awful rustic Jordan covers where the people aren't even proportioned like people. Literary main stream book design is vastly superior to most genre covers, in general. Abercrombie got lucky with his papyrus looking gilt covers for the first law trilogy.
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On Sep 9, 2013, at 9:37 AM, "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes" <danldo at gmail.com> wrote:
> The "Puertas" cover is modified from an American Stephen R. Donaldson cover.
> On Mon, Sep 9, 2013 at 9:33 AM, Marc Aramini <marcaramini at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> I agree in general. Puertas is so much better than "there are doors". Have you seen the Japanese covers? While not accurate there is some interesting stuff going on in those ones. I favor the covers that don't go for landscape, though.
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Sep 9, 2013, at 9:04 AM, "Gerry Quinn" <gerry at bindweed.com> wrote:
>> > From: Gwern Branwen
>> >> ... Hidden in the basement of the Lillian H. Smith branch is
>> >> the Merril Collection's store room, which contains many
>> >> shelves of uncatalogued foreign language materials,
>> >> including many foreign language Wolfe books donated by
>> >> Wolfe himself, who has visited and spoken at the Merril
>> >> Collection several times. I found these very interesting for
>> >> the different cover art they used - I've noticed that there
>> >> is almost no consistency between how different cover
>> >> artists depict Severian and Silk, in particular (check out
>> >> Hoof&Hide's great Wolfe cover art gallery for more examples
>> >> of this).
>> >> You will have to visit the post to see all the photographs.
>> > The foreign-language book covers seem better than his English ones, on average.
>> > - Gerry Quinn
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