Category Archives: Books

Le nozze barbare BOOKCOVER

Drawing by Cynthia Korzekwa on the cover of Yann Queffélec’s Le Nozze Barbare (fiction) published by Fazi Editore. Drawing from “Excerpts” (1994) by Cynthia Korzkewa used as an exhibition catalogue, KORZEKWA Cynthia, Excerpts. From Diary Pages 1994-1995. Verona, Adriano Parise … Continue reading

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About Eleanor Roosevelt

“Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady” by Susan Quinn. This book describes the relationship that Eleanor Roosevelt had with the journalist Lorena Hickok. It’s a story about sharing. And about the need to be loved. … Continue reading

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A Mended Umbrella

During the summer, I often use a corner on our terrace as an outdoor studio. As it faces west, the terrace is a great place to be in the morning. That is, until about 11 a.m. when the sun makes … Continue reading

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Don’t Call Me Bertha

Outside the city limits, everything becomes anonymous. These were my thoughts while looking out of the taxi on our way to Fiumicino. The center of Rome, despite its decadent air, still reigns in fascination. And the traffic creates a stop-start … Continue reading

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Dawn Powell (1896-1965)

Her mother died when she was a little girl.  To fill in the void, Dawn kept diaries.  Then her father remarried an unpleasant woman who vented her frustrations by destroying everything Dawn had written. A diary is a confident, a … Continue reading

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