Think I might do a quick Bloomsday thread/blog about the Ulysses a Vau-de-Ville playing cards by R. Fanto. Cards again! I know. I don't mean for this to become a card-centric blog by any stretch, but the cards turned up today in the course of packing up my stuff to move into a new apartment and it just seemed like the right thing to do. There's a PhD thesis waiting to be written about the arrangement of the novel's plot in this deck. Fanto was behind the journal Presage (who'
It's the first week of June so that means it's time for this month's Card-a-Month. This time I went with the old standby, the Rider-Waite deck designed by Pamela Colman. I started reading cards with a Rider-Waite, like mostly everybody, but have moved away from it entirely for the most part. But this particular deck I have now has always been insightful and accurate (its previous owner was a book hoarder in Manhattan whose library was broken by order of the fire department fo