Bookcover Comparison - On the Turning Away

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You might remember this little co-incidence of book covers which showed high-divers against a clear sky background. Now we have the following:

lovesong.jpg    stealing_picasso.jpg

Not quite the same but an interesting similarity in style. Is this a neck fixation?

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More a faceless-woman fixation, I'd say. If you look at the covers of short-story collections published in the 70s and 80s you can see at least half a dozen featuring a picture of a woman whose face is obscured by a large hat. At least one of them is naked (apart from the hat), and only one of them, a Sidney Nolan (I think) cover for The Aunt's Story, has anything at all to do with the book's contents.

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