Writer

At the intersection of painting and writing, Eric Karpeles observes and describes the relationship between the visual and the verbal. His book Paintings in Proust appeared in 2008 and was translated into several languages. He has written about the paintings of poet Elizabeth Bishop and the role of the artist at the end of life, as seen through the work of Emily Dickinson, Gustave Mahler and Mark Rothko.

Another painter and writer, Józef Czapski, inspired a trio of books: Lost Time, a series of lectures; Almost Nothing, a critical biography; and An Apprenticeship of Looking, an artist's monograph.

Karpeles is the translator of Proust's Overcoat from the Italian and Czapski's Lost TimeLectures on Proust in a Soviet Camp from the French.

Books by Eric Karpeles are available at Point Reyes Books.

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 Coming in November 2018.

Coming in November 2018.

 Coming in November 2018.

Coming in November 2018.

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Paintings in Proust with Eric Karpeles

Lecture on Paintings in Proust recorded at The Center for Fiction in New York City on 16 April 2009.

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 'The Poet and the Photographer' in  Brick

'The Poet and the Photographer' in Brick