On Manet’s Le Dejeuner sur l’herbe

You can’t resist the humor of the notion The painting could be Burroughs’ inspiration for Naked Lunch. This cantankerous conversation with the history of art On the face of it strikes you as some kind of joke – It seems more some wag’s surgically witty snipe At the libertine French than a scene with serious intent. Two gentlemen buttoned up tight in their frock coats Lounge on the grass in a shady, secluded spot, More or less ignoring the casually … Continue reading On Manet’s Le Dejeuner sur l’herbe