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The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2020

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The Miraculous The Miraculous: New York

8. [Chelsea]

In the Chelsea townhouse where she has been living and working since the late 1950s an artist now in her 90s returns again and again to the subject that has obsessed her for decades: the hurt and anger she felt upon learning as a child in 1920s France that her father was having an affair with her English governess. Even more than 70 years after the events she still grapples with their psychic aftermath.

[Louise Bourgeois]

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Raphael Rubinstein

Raphael Rubinstein is the author of The Miraculous (Paper Monument, 2014) and A Geniza (Granary Books, 2015). He is currently writing a book about the Jewish-Egyptian writer Edmond Jabès. A Professor of Critical Studies at the University of Houston School of Art, he divides his time between Houston and New York.

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JUNE 2020

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