Manage episode 178623201 series 1394059
In which we discuss,
1. "The Debutante" by Leonora Carrington, anthologized in What Did Miss Darrington See, (originally published in 1936).
2. "An Unborn Visitant" by Vita Sackville-West, anthologized in What Did Miss Darrington See, (originally published in 1932).
Along with, among other things...
- Nazis, nannies, and hair omelettes: Leonora Carrington, the last living Surrealist, looks back on her extraordinary life and times, Rachel Rickard & Ruth Maclean, Independent, 2009.
- Leonora Carrington: wild at heart, Charlotte Higgins, The Guardian, 2015.
- “Who was the real Vita Sackville-West”, Matthew Dennison, Telegraph, 2014.
- “Behind the Mask: The Life of Vita Sackville-West review - a catalogue of sexual conquests”, Rachel Cooke, The Guardian, 2014.
- “How Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West Fell in Love”, Maria Popova, Brain Pickings.
- “A Thing That Wants Virginia”, love letters in The Paris Review.
A Surrealist Moment
- “The Case for Surrealism”, The Art Assignment, 2017.
- “How to be a Surrealist with Philippa Perry”, BBC4, 2017.
- “Manifesto of Surrealism” by André Breton, 1924.
- The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection, The Tate Modern, 2017.
Some Other Acts of Art We Mentioned During This One Episode
- Grand Illusion, Roger Ebert, The Great Movies, 1999.
- Orlando by Virginia Woolf, the titular character of which was inspired, it seems was Vita Sackville-West.
- “Franny” by J.D. Salinger, which we discussed in that one episode of our podcast: COZY MYSTERIES OF VARIOUS COZINESS.
- Octavia Butler’s tale of time travel and family. Kindred.
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