Archives: Reginald Birch

Ring Lardner, the Grand Review, and a book illustrator who had to keep apologizing; newsletter Nov. 16, 2018

November 19, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: journalism, newsletter.

 This newsletter was emailed to everyone on Jim’s email list (3,014) on November 16, 2018 Oxford Dictionaries, I understand, has chosen the 2018 International Word of the Year: toxic. The choice, according to those who choose these things, reflects the general “ethos, mood or preoccupation” of the year as well as its widespread use as • Read More »

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Reginald Birch, the book illustrator who had to keep apologizing

November 14, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: journalism, writers, writing.

Reginald Birch, one of the top book illustrators in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, spent a good part of his life apologizing for what he had done. Birch was a first-class artist. His skill as a draughtsman is evident in the illustrations that he drew for the more than 40 other books he • Read More »

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