Dorothea Tanning: Beyond "Birthday and Beyond"

posted: 02-19-10
End Game, 1944
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August will mark the centenary of Dorothea Tanning's birth. Max Ernst knew early on that she was a deep dreamer, a heterodox surrealist and a chess player; she became his fourth and last wife. Barry Schwabsky at The Nation has anticipated the looming 100-year milestone to muse thoughtfully on her long career (she still writes) and sometimes puzzling reticence around the spotlight.


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