Friday, May 08, 2009

Another favorite student has a particular request. See she's a curator, or an apprentice curator, hopefully heading to a MOMA next year, and she needs to read in English. I suggested "The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas," (she reads v. well) and she LOVED it. She loved it so much that she now trusts absolutely in my ability to recommend novels of art-historical import, and has requested I find a follow-up novel about the U.S. art scene in the 60's-70's. Any suggestions?


Anonymous said...

could she broaden her horizon and read a novel that isn't about the art scene in the 60's and 70's? how bout german philosophers: The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald
comes to mind
love, mom

Anonymous said...

And Robertson Davies, the Canadian novelist, has written many superb novels about being an artist--Bred in the Bone, A Mixture of Frailties, etc.

Y'oughta Google for what you're really after, novels-wise.

Love from your other parent