Elena Ferrante is unwillingly unmasked.
Arcadia, by Thomas Eakins, c. 1883. Metropolitan Museum of Art, bequest of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot.
Volume VII, Number 3 | summer 2014
“As a young man, he was totally asexual,” Luis Buñuel recalled of Salvador Dalí, elaborating in a parenthetical comment, “Of course, he’s seduced many, particularly American heiresses; but those seductions usually entailed stripping them naked in his apartment, frying a couple of eggs, putting them on the women’s shoulders, and, without a word, showing them to the door.”
Childhood has no forebodings—but then, it is soothed by no memories of outlived sorrow.- George Eliot, 1860
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