Seurat's drawings at MoMA.

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Oct. 31 2007 11:59 AM

The Pointillist and the Terrorist

Seurat's quiet revolution.

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Christopher Benfey is Mellon professor of English at Mount Holyoke. His latest book, A Summer of Hummingbirds, about writers and artists in Gilded Age America, has just been published by the Penguin Press.

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