By Elizabeth Taylor
The mid-twentieth century British novelist Elizabeth Taylor
numbered between her admirers Elizabeth Bowen, Ivy Compton-
Burnett, and Kingsley Amis. She additionally frequently released stories
in the hot Yorker for with reference to 20 years. For all that, her
work, as steely because it is gentle, is still the key of a small
number of intensely dedicated readers.
The e-book of her most interesting novel, A online game of cover and Seek,
long unavailable within the usa, may also help to change
that. this can be an unabashed love tale, taking pictures all of the uncertainty
and inevitability and deceptiveness of real love, tracking
the moving currents of emotional existence, and not yielding to
melodrama. Set in Britain among the wars, a time of transition
between previous conference and new methods, the booklet has for a
heroine Harriet, the one baby of a suffragette, whom we meet
as a shy and household and never specially clever or beautiful girl.
At eighteen she falls in love with Vesey, yet after Vesey must
go away, she marries one other guy, Charles, and bears a child.
Then Vesey returns.
Love is on the middle of the e-book, yet so too is Taylor's extraordinary
knack for depicting characters. The minor figures in
the book--from Harriet's mother's buddy Caroline, with her
progressive politics, to Charles, his coworkers, and his mother,
to Betsy together with her schoolgirl weigh down on her Greek teacher--are as
memorable because the ardour and heartache of Harriet and Vesey.
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I can understand being troubled by this idea—that all portraits are performances—because it seems to imply some kind of artifice that conceals the truth about the sitter. But that’s not it at all. The point is that you can’t get at the thing itself, the real nature of the sitter, by stripping away the surface. The surface is all you’ve got. You can only get beyond the surface by working with the surface. All that you can do is to manipulate that surface—gesture, costume, expression—radically and correctly.
Mapplethorpe discovered his most revealing mirror/screen in the model of the African-American male nude. Sherman found her most potent mirror/screen in her own image, but this self-image is always already an image of the other. At once a plea for self-possession and a stark declaration of self-alienation, Sherman’s photography focuses on the destructive force of visibility for white women in this culture. At first, this leads her to create images of annihilation, emptiness, and waste within the cultural landscape (films, advertisements, pornography).
The following chapters are concerned with the performative politics operative in photographs, paintings, films, theatre, political protest, and performance art. By suggesting that all these forms of representation participate in a performative exchange I hope to broaden current disciplinary boundaries which define the field of the gaze, the animate and the inanimate, and the seen and the unseen. Performance is the art form which most fully understands the generative possibilities of disappearance.
A Game of Hide and Seek by Elizabeth Taylor