Daily Rituals

Daily Rituals

Women at Work

eBook - 2019
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More of Mason Currey's irresistible Daily Rituals, this time exploring the daily obstacles and rituals of women who are artists--painters, composers, sculptors, scientists, filmmakers, and performers. We see how these brilliant minds get to work, the choices they have to make: rebuffing convention, stealing (or secreting away) time from the pull of husbands, wives, children, obligations, in order to create their creations. From those who are the masters of their craft (Eudora Welty, Lynn Fontanne, Penelope Fitzgerald, Marie Curie) to those who were recognized in a burst of acclaim (Lorraine Hansberry, Zadie Smith) . . . from Clara Schumann and Shirley Jackson, carving out small amounts of time from family life, to Isadora Duncan and Agnes Martin, rejecting the demands of domesticity, Currey shows us the large and small (and abiding) choices these women made--and continue to make--for their art: Isak Dinesen, "I promised the Devil my soul, and in return he promised me that everything I was going to experience would be turned into tales," Dinesen subsisting on oysters and Champagne but also amphetamines, which gave her the overdrive she required.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781524732967
1524732966
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (391 pages)

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ellensyear
Feb 04, 2020

I really enjoyed it very much and also felt inspired by it, to create more and stick with it ! I ended up buying it !

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Toni27
Mar 11, 2019

Really enjoying Mason Currey,s book. The stories are interesting and the content very rich.

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