Reading tangent

Sometimes when reading a book, I tend to go off in a tangent. This is especially true when it comes to extraordinary people. Right now, I am in the middle of “A Song for Summer” by Eva Ibbotson, the second time. Situated in the 1930s, this book paints a dizzyingly idealistic and at the same time realistic picture of life in Austria. I will post a review soon. But for the last few days, I have been reading about Isadora Duncan, the revolutionary modern dancer and Max Reinhardt, the ground-breaking theatre director.

Why is it that it is during times of war that such talent surfaces? Does peace lead to complacency?

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2 thoughts on “Reading tangent

  1. Interesting question! And please, please, please make sure you know where the end of your dupatta is when getting in and out of cars!

  2. Either send me the links or lend me the books.
    Isadora Duncan
    Max Reinhardt
    Ibootson
    Its always irnoic is it not? when war and talent face off! Both are etched in memory and we continue to draw inspiration from them.

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