I Know What I Am. The Life and Times of Artemisia Gentileschi – Gina Siciliano

Allow me to start with a small disclosure: I am no graphic novel expert. It is new territory for me. And an interesting one at that, since the challenges the author has to face are inherently different from the classic novel. Consider for example space, there simply is not enough of it for extensive descriptions …

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Third quarter round-up

Oh, how I love living in denial. Ignorance is truly bliss! I still do not accept that the summer is officially over and my upcoming vacation in Crete helps to keep that notion going. The same as for the last few years I took part in the 20 books of summer challenge hosted by Cathy …

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The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison – Quotes

There is really nothing more to say - except why. But since why is difficult to handle, one must take refuge in how. They lived there because they were poor and black, and they stayed there because they believed they were ugly. Although their poverty was traditional and stultifying, it was not unique. But their ugliness was …

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The Mother of All Questions:Further Feminisms – Rebecca Solnit – Quotes

Brains are individual phenomena producing wildly varying products; uteruses bring forth one kind of creation. Maybe our obsession with happiness is a way not to ask those other questions, a way to ignore how spacious our lives can be, how effective our work can be, and how far-reaching our love can be. Masculinity is a …

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