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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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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Reporting the Troubles: Journalists tell their stories of the Northern Ireland conflict – Deric Henderson, Ivan Little

As riveting as the journalist's stories of the Troubles are this book had to wait a few months for its turn. I bought it last October, during the memorable bookshop crawl, in Housmans. I can now proudly say I read all the books I bought at Housmans (still a lot more reading to go through …

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Art Objects. Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery – Jeanette Winterson – Quotes

Art takes time. To spend an hour looking at a painting is difficult. The public gallery experience is one that encourages art at a trot. The average reader (and we must remember that the average reader does not exist before the late nineteenth century) is a product of modern schooling and conservative taste. T be …

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