In her widely acclaimed earlier memoirs, Daybook and Turn, Anne Truitt charted her life as an artist, mother and teacher. In Prospect, Truitt looks at the far end of her life's arc and feels the urgent need to reevaluate what she has done. A major retrospective of her sculpture in a New York gallery offers a daunting but exhilarating chance for the work to be considered anew. Meanwhile, a forced retirement from her teaching position leads her to examine her own vulnerability. In lambent and affecting prose, Truitt muses on the mingling of art and life, celebrates the love of family, and envisions the possibilities that the future yet holds.
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This is my third Truitt Journal to listen to
And I have loved all of them. The first two are narrated by Truitt herself, she is a careful, somewhat formal/studied speaker, but it's her, reading her own words, thoughts & ideas. This one is a professional reader, who is good, but not so fabulous that I didn't miss hearing the author's voice. I joined Audible to access these audio tapes and don't regret a minute.
I had the books but never found the time to read, so this was delightful. But now I am going to read them, because she is so full of interesting thoughts & perspectives--about being a woman, being an artist, creativity, anxiety, ambition, delight, nature, color--really everything--I want to underline & dogear pages just to savor some beautifully articulated thought.
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