Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Cautious Amorist-1

Norman Lindsay was prolific throughout the arts and his work is still mightily treasured. This tale and accompanying illustrations was a bit shocking to audiences back in the 1930s, and probably still is to many people today. Yeah, well. 

To quote Time Magazine from 1938:

In The Cautious Amorist, Norman Lindsay wrote a neat little novel recounting in realistic terms what would actually happen to three men and a pretty woman on a desert island. An Australian, an artist and an expert plot-builder, Author Lindsay worked it out plausibly: the three men were soon at each other's throats, each knew himself preferred, and as for the lady, nobody knew what she thought. Illustrating this story with his vigorous sketches, Author Lindsay managed to keep its satire good-natured without dulling its edge.

A selection of the 'vigorous sketches':


Artman2112 said...

this is great stuff, thanks for posting it.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Quite welcome. Thanx for the comments.