As suggested in earlier posts, I have gone through the evolving work several times with peers, faculty and most recently a visiting artist (Enrique Colina). The context of these discussions is important as it places certain limitations on the reviewers that I need to take into consideration. First, we are often looking at the book in a presentation (on screen) format, not as a physical book. Second, the time is limited, making it difficult for people to comprehend and fully internalize the material. So with that in mind, I take comments on specific points with some caution and assess points in terms of what is meant or inferred. But broadly:
- I’m interested in what people say; the questions and points they raise.
- Opinions offered. In some cases there have been different and even contradictory opinions.
- Points that are misunderstood or those that are understood.
- How deep the interpretation gets; they see the plot, but which subplots do the get to?
- Observations that point to issues or concerns I have with the material
I was surprised to hear in one presentation that someone got the title’s connection to Four Weddings and a Funeral. So maybe it’s not too far fetched.