Overheard at 192 East Walton

192 East Walton, Dining Room (2021). Acrylic on wood. Artwork and text copyright Danny Grosso.

Left to Right:

“Bellow is so much more elegant…”

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“Perhaps, but Roth is so real, and vital; I don’t imagine anyone else can voice a character like he does.”

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“Boo. I’m from Chicago, I choose Bellow.”

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Silently, to himself: “Heathens! I’ll lay odds none of them has read Voltaire in the original French!”

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“Elegance? it’s Fitzgerald in a class by himself.”

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“Yes. I thought so, and then I read Waugh and was so moved I went out and bought a new wardrobe to match that ‘England between the wars’ vibe. Cost me a small fortune, so I started waiting tables after work…”

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“Oh, come on. If you must search for elegance on that tongue than read Oscar Wilde, there is no better. Otherwise head to the continent and pick up some Proust.”

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Silently, to himself, “Ugh, these people! I can’t wait to curl up with some low-brow fiction tonight.”

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“Pay no mind to how long the book is, DeLillo is worth the investment in time. Besides, you’ll be lost in the storytelling and won’t notice the hours flying by.”

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“Wallace was the same for me. I read the opus several times, even backwards and sideways and never found it tedious.”

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Silently, to himself: “Am I the only one in here that would rather watch a ballgame on T.V.?”

-Danny Grosso

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