Monthly Archives: March 2015

The term magical realism to define a genre that reacted against the dominant realism and naturalism of the 19th century

Jorge Luis Borges Occupation Writer, poet, translator, editor, critic, librarian Language Spanish Nationality Argentine Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish language literature. His work embraces the … Continue reading

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Self-Expression

“We thus see the artist performing a dual function: first, furthering the integrity of the process of self-expression in the language of art; and secondly, protecting the organic continuity of art in relation to its own laws. For like any … Continue reading

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I wish I owned a Rothko – not for the money but because I love the pieces.

Mark Rothko Painter Mark Rothko was an American painter of Russian Jewish descent. He is generally identified as an Abstract Expressionist. With Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, he is one of the most famous postwar American artists. “When I … Continue reading

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International Woman



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Professional Observer

Anybody who writes knows you don’t simply write what you believe. You write to find out what you believe, or what you can afford to believe… When I write, things occur to me. It’s a way of thinking. But you … Continue reading

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Fractures of Belonging

Adopted children are self-invented because we have to be; there is an absence, a void, a question mark at the very beginning of our lives. A crucial part of our story is gone, and violently, like a bomb in the … Continue reading

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