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    The New Yorker | Merve Emre | 12/21/20 | 20 min
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    • DellwoodBarker
      Top reader this weekScribe
      2 weeks ago

      Def want to read The Hearing Trumpet now. Fascinating.

      What an Imaginative Spirit way ahead of the times.

      😱 OMG 😱:

      (Frida Kahlo apparently called Carrington and her circle “those European bitches.”)

    • SEnkey
      Scout
      1 month ago

      I've just added several books to my to-read list based on this.

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
        2 weeks ago

        Seriously!

        I loved how she uses “jammed” to describe something that goes beyond creative block. It’s like life block. Everybody has felt that way, but few people plow through it with such vivid audacity.

    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
      2 weeks ago

      What a legendary human being!

      I remember where I was and how I felt when I first learned about Leonora Carrington, almost exactly a year ago, from a Mexican painter I met in rural Southern California and quickly fell in love with. Carrington’s paintings are exceptional. Until reading this, I had no clue that she was also such a prolific writer and liver-of-life. Beyond inspiring. People like this enhance life on Earth for all of us.