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The Lady in Gold

The Lady in Gold

I did this the wrong way. I have been to Vienna and seen Klimt’s work in the Kunsthistoriches Museum. I have been to the Neue Galerie in New York City. I have always marveled at his masterpieces and admired the venues that displayed them. Never did I ever realize the deep and far reaching impact of his art and the people whose lives it touched until I read The Lady in Gold. I wish I had read this book before…

Imagining Shakespeare’s Wife

Imagining Shakespeare’s Wife

I received this book as an Advance Reader Copy from Cambridge University Press via NetGalley. I have studied a bit of Shakespeare, dating back to college and even more recently as my reading of The Year of Lear with a look at the historical context of Shakespeare’s work in 1606. But I had not read much about Shakespeare’s family life, particularly his wife Anne Hathaway, and so this title – Imagining Shakespeare’s Wife – immediately caught my interest. The text…