In Praise of Big Hair

Lilacs are in bloom, and I’m showing the plummy-bruises on my legs when I ride my bicycle.

In honor of summer reading, sunshine, and the inscrutable brilliance of Anne Carson, writer of all seasons, I present a “Short Talk on Brigitte Bardot” :

“Brigitte Bardot is on the prowl. What does she want, a slave? to satisfy her hungers and more beautiful photographs. Whose slave is it? She does not care, she never blames herself. Using oil she will make the slave shine perfect. La folie, she will think to herself.”

Spend the afternoon reading the rest of Anne Carson’s Short Talks.

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