Some of My Lives: A Scrapbook Memoir
Rosamond Bernier has lived an strangely complete life―remarkable for its vividness and variety of experience―and she has recognized many (one is tempted to claim all) of the best artists and composers of the 20 th century.
In Some of My Lives, Bernier has made a type of literary scrapbook from a rare array of writings, starting from diary entries to her many contributions to the artwork magazine L'OEIL, which she cofounded in 1955. the result's a multifaceted self-portrait of a lifestyles knowledgeable and surrounded through the arts.
Through the tales of her encounters with a number of the 20th century's nice artists and composers―including Pablo Picasso, Leonard Bernstein, Max Ernst, Aaron Copeland, Malcolm Lowry, and Karl Lagerfeld―we come to appreciate the sheer richness of Bernier's studies, interactions, and stories. the result's pithy, hilarious, and wise―a richly profitable chronicle of many lives absolutely lived.
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take place even if I didn’t but comprehend bodily. It used to be just like computerized writing. I felt I couldn’t make a mistake. an identical factor occurred in practice session with Adam and Suzanne Farrell, all of us fused in a rare approach. I’ve by no means had a practice session like that, it used to be virtually as though it had already been performed. it doesn't matter what I requested them to do, it led instantly to the following factor, after which we moved directly to the following. I don’t be aware of what i'll be doing subsequent. i've got a listing of ballets i need to get to.
this is often very attention-grabbing with none song. So I went forward and choreographed the full ballet in silence. The dancers acquired used to it very speedy. It used to be rather approximately what occurs to roles while they’re no longer being danced. whilst Petrushka, Giselle, Hamlet, or Traviata will not be being played, they’re type of putting round someplace, expecting an actor or a dancer or a singer to convey them to existence. I had began a ballet known as vintage Epigraphs, and it used to be in basic terms while I bought close to the tip that I.
Stayed at her condo, and at six each morning I obtained into her station wagon, with her sister Fran and the espresso desktop, and we drove to Walnut Creek or Sacramento, or to at least one of a number of different areas. The regimen used to be that the assembled girls obtained espresso and an opportunity to talk, after which they bought me. this system used to be consistently an analogous, yet in six diversified California suburbs. firstly I really dreaded the women’ Luncheons that have been constantly hosted via the top of the women’s committee. It was once.