April 28th 2010
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In his April 26 Feature Article The Rise of Art World 2.0
Ted Mooney Reveals Where Artists Are Headed

“Two years into what we seem to have agreed, in full supine position, to call the Great Recession, it is clear to almost everyone that something has indeed taken its course, and that in many respected fields of endeavor things will never be the same. As someone who has pursued with equal commitment two parallel careers throughout my life—one in the art world (as an editor, a writer, and now as an educator at Yale’s graduate School of Art), and another in the literary world (as a novelist, essayist, and short-story writer)—I am struck, if not exactly surprised, by the similarity of the changes the recent financial meltdown has wrought on both fields, changes long in development but only now openly validated. I say changes, but in fact they are paradigm shifts, since both the art and literary worlds are undergoing transformations that will prove to be game-changingly radical. This much is certain: what was before, will be no more. The sooner we realize this, the more options we will have in the future… (more)”


Ted Mooney, The Same River Twice

The Same River Twice
“All too often literary excellence and suspense coexist in inverse proportion within the pages of novels. But The Same River Twice is that very rare beast–a literary thriller. I would have loved the book for the limpid beauty of the prose and the quirky sophistication of the characters, but my infatuation turned to compulsion as I became obsessed with unraveling the intricate skeins of conspiracy in which Ted Mooney ensnares his Parisians. Patricia Highsmith couldn’t have done it better.” – Jay McInerney

TED MOONEY, the author known for Easy Travel to Other Planets, Traffic and Laughter, and Singing into the Piano, has received grants from the Guggenheim and the Ingram Merrill foundations. His fiction has appeared in Esquire, Granta, and The New American Review.

Taking its title from the pre-Socratic philosopher Heraclitus, who famously declared that you can never step into the same river twice, Ted Mooney asks what Heraclitus’s maxim might mean today.

For over three decades at Art in America, Ted Mooney edited literally thousands and thousands of exhibition reviews, concluding that the overlap between those who know how to see and those who know how to write is considerably less than ten percent. Now, in The Same River Twice, constantly informed by the physical world, he paints his latest novel for fresh eyes.

“Every second of every day, people believe, often in perfectly good faith, that they are doing one thing when in fact they are doing another. Now to me that is the true poignancy of being human. It’s tragic, it’s comic, and in its own peculiar way—after all, I’m human too—it’s beautiful. That, finally, is what The Same River Twice is all about.” – Ted Mooney

“Ted Mooney has written the impossible–a smart, page-turning thriller that doubles as a darkly luminous literary jewel. The Same River Twice marries art smuggling (Soviet banners, no less) and border crossings, Paris and films with two endings, the Russian mafia and houseboats on the Seine, wives, lovers, daughters, and disappearances, all bound up in secrets that could change the world. Read this stunning novel once for the pleasure of the hunt, and twice for the treasure between the lines: the pounding of the human heart, the intricate tick-tock as the gears of destiny accelerate. Mooney is a magician, and his new book sparkles like a mysterious city.” – Jayne Anne Phillips






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