Tag Archives: Doris Lessing

Film for Fashion

Coco Before Chanel starring Audrey Tautou (Amelie) and directed by Anne Fontaine, another lady director (!), is coming out September 25, 2009 in New York and L.A.  This film focuses on the fashion icon before she became the perfume bottle that nearly every grandmother in America has on her dressing table.  Before she made Audrey Hepburn so […]

The Black Notebooks

 I just finished reading Toi Derricote‘s literary memoir, The Black Notebooks.  For some reason, I have always had a huge fascination with notebooks.  I have stacks of notebooks at my parents’ house.  Most are empty with nothing written inside for they are still waiting for the perfect something to fill their glorious pages.  I was […]

Emerald City. No, not the one in Oz.

I just finished reading Emerald City, a collection of short stories by Jennifer Egan.  There are eleven stories in this volume.  Some were very affecting and some were not.  Well, those I did not read (total: two) were not even interesting enough to hold my attention.  While I was reading the book, I started to […]