Saturday, April 28, 2007

Woman of the Moment: Edith Wharton

So you knew she was/is the Grande Dame of Literature, but did you also know that she was a designer, decorator, gardener, traveler, philanthropist, and active in politics (particularly during WWI)? Well, neither did I until this morning while reading the review of Hermione Lee's new biography on Edith Wharton. It's always impressive and inspiring to hear about such a renaissance woman. It makes me feel that instead of spending so much time on facebook or watching youtube videos, I should endeavor to read more about the great and industrious Edith Wharton (and perhaps read more than just Ethan Frome and The Custom of the Country).

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