Daily Rituals



Daily Rituals More of Mason Currey s irresistible Daily Rituals, this time exploring the daily obstacles and rituals of women who are artists painters, composers, sculptors, scientists, filmmakers, and performers We see how these brilliant minds get to work, the choices they have to make rebuffing convention, stealing or secreting away time from the pull of husbands, wives, children, obligations, in order to create their creations.From those who are the masters of their craft Eudora Welty, Lynn Fontanne, Penelope Fitzgerald, Marie Curie to those who were recognized in a burst of acclaim Lorraine Hansberry, Zadie Smith from Clara Schumann and Shirley Jackson, carving out small amounts of time from family life, to Isadora Duncan and Agnes Martin, rejecting the demands of domesticity, Currey shows us the large and small and abiding choices these women made and continue to make for their art Isak Dinesen, I promised the Devil my soul, and in return he promised me that everything I was going to experience would be turned into tales, Dinesen subsisting on oysters and Champagne but also amphetamines, which gave her the overdrive she required And the rituals daily and otherwise that guide these artists Isabel Allende starting a new book only on January 8th Hilary Mantel taking a shower to combat writers block I am the cleanest person I know Tallulah Bankhead coping with her three phobias hating to go to bed, hating to get up, and hating to be alone , which, could she mute them, would make her life as slick as a sonnet, but as dull as ditch water Lillian Hellman chain smoking three packs of cigarettes and drinking twenty cups of coffee a day and, after milking the cow and cleaning the barn, writing out of elation, depression, hope That is the exact order Hope sets in toward nightfall That s when you tell yourself that you re going to be better the next time, so help you God Diane Arbus, doing what gnaws at her Colette, locked in her writing room by her first husband, Henry Gauthier Villars nom de plume Willy and not being let out until completing her daily quota she wrote five pages a day and threw away the fifth Colette later said, A prison is one of the best workshops Jessye Norman disdaining routines or rituals of any kind, seeing them as a crutch and Octavia Butler writing every day no matter what screw inspiration Germaine de Sta l Elizabeth Barrett Browning George Eliot Edith Wharton Virginia Woolf Edna Ferber Doris Lessing Pina Bausch Frida Kahlo Marguerite Duras Helen Frankenthaler Patti Smith, and 131 on their daily routines, superstitions, fears, eating and drinking habits, and other finely and not so finely calibrated rituals that help summon up willpower and self discipline, keeping themselves afloat with optimism and fight, as they create and avoid creating their creations. Read Daily Rituals Author Mason Currey – oldtimertips.us

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  • Hardcover
  • 416 pages
  • Daily Rituals
  • Mason Currey
  • English
  • 24 February 2018
  • 1524732958

10 thoughts on “Daily Rituals

  1. Anna (lion_reads) says:

    This book had me compulsively reading the daily rituals of all these women writers, artists, performers, dancers I don t know what it is, but I find how people work absolutely fascinating I also appreciated Mason Currey s thoughtful author...

  2. Karen says:

    Full Disclosure I received an ARC Advanced Release Copy of this book.Mason Currey has written an interesting book full of vignettes on creative women The book covered painters, sculptors, composers, singers, authors, andThe book was trying to ascertain whether the daily rituals of these women affected their creativity Here are some things I gleaned from the book Each woman was unique and had her own pattern for her life Many women were early birds, particularly writers, although so Full Disclosure I received an ARC Advanced Release Copy of this book.Mason Currey has written an interesting book full of vignettes on creative women The book covered painters, sculptors, composers, singers, authors, andThe book was trying to ascertain whether the daily rituals of these women affected their creativity Here are some things I gleaned from the book Each woman was unique and had her own pattern for her life Many women were ea...

  3. Tucki Bailey says:

    Inspiring

  4. Amanda Jackson says:

    I really, genuinely enjoyed this book I think it would be interesting either way that you re getting these glimpses into the lives and processes of female artists not just traditional artists but writers, dancers, musicians, etc which I loved but it was a particularly great read for me personally As a writer, I could really relate to many of the artists included in the book This is the first thing I ve read that not only goes into what it s like for women artists but that includes all the I really, genuinely enjoyed this book I think it would be interesting either way that you re getting these glimpses into the lives and processes of female artists not just traditional artists but writers, dancers, musicians, etc which I loved but it was a particularly great read for me personally As a writer, I could really relate to many of the artists included in the book This is the first thing I ve read that not only goes into what it s like for women artists but t...

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