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Eric Gill by Fiona MacCarthy
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Another excellent biography by Fiona MacCarthy. Gripping and informative - only marred by the appalling presence of Gill himself. I love his sculpture, his woodcuts and his typefaces - but the man himself is just awful.
In many ways he appears like the leader of many religious sects - adulterous, incestuous, paedophilic - he used religion as a front and a justification for a lifetime of sexual gratification.
I guess many artists are a little transgressive, but Gill - as Fiona MacCarthy demonstrates in an undramatic fashion - was really a monster.
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October 20, 2015 – Started Reading
November 12, 2015 – Shelved
November 12, 2015 – Finished Reading

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