Full text: The little review (12 (1926), 1)

Are modern paintings—and poetry—Art? Yes and No. 
Take Picasso. Have tramps codes of conduct? Send your 
mind adventuring. 
There is Romance everywhere. Forum writers talk to 
the point, are possessed of humor and wit. But they do not 
try to be smart and are never long winded. 
Live the full life of the mind exhilarated by new ideas, 
intoxicated by the Romance of the unusual. 
And meanwhile stretched flat on a bed in a darkened 
room in his house in Triana, Manuel Garcia Maera lay 
with a tube in each lung drowning with the pneumonia. All 
the papers in Andalucia devoted special supplements to his 
death which had been expected for some days. Men and 
boys bought full length colored pictures of him to remem 
ber him by and lost the picture they had of him in their 
memories by looking at the lithographs. Bull fighters were 
very relieved he was dead because he did always in the bull 
ring the things they could only do sometimes. They all 
marched in the rain behind his coffin and there were one 
hundred and forty-seven bull fighters followed him out to 
the cemetery where they buried him in the tomb next to 
Joselito. After the funeral everyone sat in the cafes out 
of the rain and many colored pictures of Maera were sold 
to men who rolled them up and put them away in their 

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