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Friday, February 27, 2009

A Life Asleep

‘The creature in all the world most to be envied is Patricia Maguire of Chicago. She sleeps since 1931, her stupor lightens briefly at meal times, she is massaged daily, her fanmail is composed mostly of proposals of marriage’ (Beckett to Mary Manning Howe, 18 January 1937).

1 comment:

sean lysaght said...

I saw that sueno in the National Gallery lately. How can we be sure that she's dreaming? On the other hand, we can be certain that the painter has something on his mind which would involve waking her up. So it's his dream he's really depicting.