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falling off the knife-edge

Garden forgotten as heat, humidity, guests, exhaustion, theater, Statue of Liberty, trip upstate, much eating, drinking, eating, walking, collapsing displaced it.  Returned yesterday to deluge of rain, so garden and final harvest of tiny tomatoes must wait until the departure of the airport car at 4 a.m. tomorrow morning.  BUT … a paste-up of the(…)

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indigestion

There’s rosemary too, also dill and tiny tomatoes, mostly yellow, remaining in the garden. Ginger boiled in water overpowers a case of indigestion from who nows what. August’s come and gone, September brings that beguiling light, Virgo birthdays, visitors from England who’ve never been to America before. ELEPHANT IN THE LIVING ROOM trembles on a thin(…)

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harvest

At 10:30 the other morning a gardening foot-soldier (Gail) and I solemnly visited the garden patch and clipped the sad eggplant from its tough stem. There wasn’t a scream or a squeal or even a sigh. Later, taking a break from prep for the pending publication of ELEPHANT IN THE LIVING ROOM, a sharpened knife sliced,(…)

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Meet The Models: Exhibit Explores The People Behind The Paintings

An interview with Alison Gold on NPR. http://wuwm.com/post/meet-models-exhibit-explores-people-behind-paintings “I thought of Matisse and his lifetime of models. In her novel The Woman Who Brought Matisse Back from the Dead, Alison Leslie Gold portrays the painter reminiscing about his models: Lisette Lowengard, Helene Galitzine, Greta Prozor. Gold says to do their jobs, those women must master the(…)

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Review of Alison on LARB

What Gold modeled for me was the idea that the writer delivers stories that the reader needs. The point is to do that job well. WHEN I FIRST HEARD OF Alison Leslie Gold in the late eighties, I had no idea what a visionary author she was, or how much she would teach me about(…)

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John Lightfoot

Called John Lightfoot in ‪#‎THE‬ WOMAN WHO BROUGHT MATISSE BACK FROM THE DEAD, just back from Vietnam where he’d been a medic and Conscientious Objector, John (who first glimpsed Claude when he enrolled in The Art Students League) is loosely based on the artist John Emmett Connors. Even though she had threatened to throw a brick at(…)

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