The usefulness of forgetting: Tennessee Williams

  "A bad memory is a great convenience."    Tennessee Williams, The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, 1950   The quote is from the nouvella. Here's the poster from the first movie made of this story.    [My god, what a cast! Lotte Lenya?!? Who was nominated for Best Supporting for the role? I haveContinue reading “The usefulness of forgetting: Tennessee Williams”

How to remember: A poet’s theory

In Patti Smith's wonderful memoir, Just Kids, she is forever referring to the constellation of objects she and her dearest friend, photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, found and gathered and treasured together. She writes of a day early in their relationship: One Indian summer day we dressed in our favorite things, me in my beatnik sandals andContinue reading “How to remember: A poet’s theory”