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Iconic Rusting-Paint Book Cover Designs

These

two

dust jackets are among my all-time favourites. They are the prizes in my rusting-paint-dust-jacket-design-collection. Something about the rough, metaphor-rich connection between rust, paint, truth and literary criticism that  really satisfies. Here’s the latest Canadian addition to this exclusive club. It’s a thing of beauty.

If anything of Coetzee has rubbed off on Guriel, then some scales are likely to fall from our eyes.

The dedication is a lovely start:

for Sonya Tomas
for putting up with my pigheadedness
and for Carmine Starnino
for encouraging it. 
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