Walter Murch Sought to “Paint the Air” Between His Eye and His Subject

On December 11, 1967, after giving a talk at a Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture fundraiser at the River Club in New York City, the 60-year-old Walter Tandy Murch suffered a heart attack and died. At the time, Murch stood at the height of his art fame: He had recently been awarded a Guggenheim … Read more

Édouard Glissant Sought to Undermine the European Ideological Underpinnings of Colonization

Since his death in 2011, Martinican author Édouard Glissant’s star has only continued to rise. A polymathic poet, novelist, playwright, essayist, and philosopher, Glissant’s discourse has become a touchstone across a variety of disciplines, and translations from his prolific and complex oeuvre have continued to pour forth. (Liverpool University Press has even established a Glissant … Read more