Με δικά τους λόγια: Marilyn Monroe (I)

Marilyn Monroe Reading Motion Picture Daily, New York, c.1955.

I discovered the Renaissance, met Michelangelo, Raphael and Titian… Finally, I decided to postpone my intelligence, but I made a promise to myself that I won’t forget. I promised that in a few years’ time when everything had settled down I would start learning-everything. I would read all the books and find out about all the wonders there are in the world.

The Weekend | Reading Suggestions

Αυτό το τριήμερο έχω σκοπό να εκμεταλλευτώ τη δωρεάν συνδρομή που έχω για ένα μήνα στο Mubi και να δω όσες περισσότερες μπορώ ταινίες – κυρίως επιλογές που από μόνη μου δεν θα έκανα. Επίσης, θα διαβάσω στο αγαπημένο μου καφέ το She Came to Stay της Simone de Beauvoir, και στο κρεβάτι μου (στο iPad) το Red Sparrow του Jason Matthews, να το προλάβω πριν βγει στις κινηματογραφικές αίθουσες με τους Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Irons, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts και Charlotte Rampling. Τέλος, ευελπιστώ να ακούσω μερικά επεισόδια από διάφορα podcast που έχω κατεβασμένα, απολαμβάνοντας κάποια βόλτα είτε στο κοντινό πάρκο της γειτονιάς μου είτε στο κέντρο της Αθήνας. Εύχομαι να περάσετε κι εσείς όμορφα το τριήμερο σας και αν έχετε χρόνο να ρίξετε μια ματιά σε κάποιο απ’ τα άρθρα που σας αφήνω εδώ. 

Καλή Ανάγνωση!

In Her Own Words: Lena Dunham on Her Decision to Have a Hysterectomy at 31 by Lena Dunham @ Vogue

Sympathy for Janet on The Good Place by Spencer Kornhaber @ The Atlantic

Marilyn Monroe’s Unpublished Poems: The Complex Private Person Behind the Public Persona by Maria Popova @ Brainpickings

The Apologizer by Milan Kundera @ The New Yorker

Street Style Photos Exclude Plus-Size and Black People by Shammara Lawrence @ Teen Vogue

Phoebe Philo designs the clothes women actually want to wear by Penny Martin @ The Gentlewoman

The Duke in His Domain by Truman Capote @ The New Yorker

Dolly Alderton’s Lessons In Love by Dolly Alderton @ Vogue UK

9 Women on Their Most Horrifying Social-Media Mishaps by Gabriella Paiella @ The Cut

11 of the most beautiful desk spaces on Pinterest @ Stylist

With Carrie and Samantha’s spat, we finally get to watch the real Sex and the City 3 by Hadley Freeman @ THe Guardian

 

Sonnet XXVII | Pablo Neruda

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Lawrence Schiller while filming “Something’s Got To Give”, 1962

Naked, you are simple as one of your hands,
Smooth, earthy, small, transparent, round:
You have moonlines, applepathways:
Naked, you are slender as a naked grain of wheat.

Naked, you are blue as the night in Cuba;
You have vines and stars in your hair;
Naked, you are spacious and yellow
As summer in a golden church.

Naked, you are tiny as one of your nails,
Curved, subtle, rosy, till the day is born
And you withdraw to the underground world,

as if down a long tunnel of clothing and of chores:
Your clear light dims, gets dressed, drops its leaves,
And becomes a naked hand again.

—   Pablo Neruda, Sonnet XXVII

p.s. Εδώ μπορείς να ακούσεις τον Sting να απαγγέλει το παραπάνω ποίημα.