It’s not that they don’t admire you — your looks, I mean; they think you beautiful; their delighted to bring you out at their big dinners, with the Sevres and the plate. But a woman has got to be something more than good-looking to have a chance to be intimate with them: she’s got to know what’s being said about things.
She had everything she wanted, but she still felt, at times, that there were other things she might want if she knew about them.”
-Edith Wharton, The Custom of the Country
Don’t you ever mind,” she asked suddenly, “not being rich enough to buy all the books you want?
True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision.
A classic is classic not because it conforms to certain structural rules, or fits certain definitions (of which its author had quite probably never heard). It is classic because of a certain eternal and irrepressible freshness.
Donna Tartt acaba de ganar el Pulitzer por The Goldfinch, cuanto me alegro!!!!!
Otto Umbehr (Umbo), Madame D. en profil. c.1926/1927
untitled 1928, Otto Umbehr
Otto Umbehr, 1928.
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