Woman Reading (Portrait of Sofia Kramskaya), after 1866, by Ivan Kramskoi:
I should probably rename this regular feature, as it often spotlights artists, musicians, and other creative-types. Until I decide on a new one (suggestions welcome!), however, Book Nerd Links it shall remain.
- The Perseverance of Eve Babitz [THE PARIS REVIEW]
- Step Inside Louise Bourgeois’s Beautifully Sacred Realm [ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST]
- The Interior Decorators of Bloomsbury [THE PARIS REVIEW]
- Literary Critic Harold Bloom has died at 89. [LITERARY HUB]
Our recent move did not go as planned. It was chaotic, and full of oh-so-many glitches. We’re still dealing with the aftermath.
“You have power over your mind—not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”–Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
Any bit of wisdom helps, eh?
Hey all! Please accept my apologies for my (totally unintentional) protracted absence from ASPL. Life got in the way (working, vacation, moving, and computer problems…mostly the latter, really).
We’re in our new rental house. Yay! I’m typing these words on a brand new laptop. Double yay!
What does this mean for ASPL? Daily posting. Again. FINALLY!
Here is the promised Mary Cassatt painting. It’s a repeat, but a favorite. Enjoy.
See you tomorrow, you lovely, patient people.