***Where Inspiration Lives
Writers, Artists, and Their Creative Places
edited by John Miller and Aaron Kenedi
Reviewed March 21, 2004.
New World Library, Novato, California, 2003. 108 pages.
Available at Sembach Library (810.9 WHE).
Here’s a lovely little book about the places that have inspired people
who create art, whether written or painted. Each chapter highlights
a different writer or artist, telling the importance of a certain place in
their lives, whether using their own words or someone else’s. Photographs
are included, and in the cases of artists, examples of their work are shown.
After seeing a picture of Walden Pond, I have a completely new understanding
of why Thoreau was eager to live there.
Some of the creators included are Georgia O’Keeffe, Eudora Welty, Henry
David Thoreau, Anne Rice, and Larry McMurtry. This is a fun book to
browse through. It’s not heavy reading, but a nice, meditative sort
Copyright © 2004 Sondra Eklund.
All rights reserved.
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