"Salomania" on WNYC
Posted 01 October 2002 - 08:53 AM
If you want to check out this book, you can go in through the Amazon banner on this site.
From Publishers Weekly
Former NYC ballerina and independent scholar Toni Bentley offers a study of four famous women who created versions of the legendary femme fatale Salome (popularized by Oscar Wilde) in Sisters of Salome, a cultural study and the story of an obsession...
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Posted 01 October 2002 - 09:22 AM
It will be interesting if male writers of nonfiction decide to take this innovative interviewing stance. I can imagine Gordon Wood saying, "I'm a studly guy who writes distinguished histories of the early years of the American republic. Deal with it." Eric Foner: "I'm this incredibly hot man who's written the definitive history of the Reconstruction era. Get with the program." Bill James: "I'm the author of the Historical Baseball Abstract, a bible to all real fans. Check out my stats. And my abs." I'm sorry, I'm embarrassed for her.
Posted 01 October 2002 - 09:29 AM
Apparently her next book is about "eroticism" in some novel way, no doubt. What can I say, I thought it might be interesting. I do like Leonard Lopate and think he is a very good interviewer, so figured it might be worth it... Now he is on to Annie Lamott.
Posted 01 October 2002 - 12:52 PM
Posted 01 October 2002 - 12:59 PM
Originally posted by Farrell Fan
In answer to Lopate's question about what she plans to write next, she said, "an erotic memoir and a book about Lincoln Kirstein." What's not to like?
Indeed. She is writing, publishing and getting paid. And it seems that she is at the stage of her career where she can pursue what she is interested in.
Although erotic memoirs seem a bit over done just now.
Posted 01 October 2002 - 01:14 PM
Farrell Fan, I've noted that people not familiar with ballet often refer to female dancers as "ballerinas" regardless of their actual status, and don't realize that this is rather like grouping an NCO in the same category as General Patton.
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