Your article on Robert Aubry Davis by Eddie Dean (“Around Town With Mr. Know-It-All,” 11/15) tells us next to nothing about Davis, but more than we should care to know about Dean. In the article, Dean uses Davis as a mere foil for page after page of solipsistic navel-gazing, ultimately revealing himself as a smug philistine whose aesthetic tastes stopped evolving in junior high school. If you must run articles of this sort, at least find an author whose views merit our attention.

Alexandria, Va.

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