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A little more conversation with Art Garfunkel in Miami

A little more conversation with Art Garfunkel in Miami

Rock icon Art Garfunkel’s new memoir, “What Is It All but Luminous (Notes From an Underground Man),” is a Jackson Pollock dribbling of six decades of memories, confessions, conquests, regrets, poetry and gossipy name-dropping presented in a variety of typefaces that suggest handwriting (perhaps illustrating a personal touch, but also the willy-nilly, back-of-a-matchbook flow of Garfunkel’s stream of consciousness). Here is Arthur playing punch ball on his block in Queens and meeting Paul Simon in elementary school (“like Dean in ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ he played the fringe”); there is Art musing on growing friction with Simon, counseling John Lennon on whether to reunite with Paul...

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