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Norma Jeane Baker of Troy
Norma Jeane Baker of Troy | Anne Carson
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Anne Carsons new work that reconsiders the stories of two iconic womenMarilyn Monroe and Helen of Troyfrom their point of view Norma Jeane Baker of Troy is a meditation on the destabilizing and destructive power of beauty, drawing together Helen of Troy and Marilyn Monroe, twin avatars of female fascination separated by millennia but united in mythopoeic force. Norma Jeane Baker was staged in the spring of 2019 at The Sheds Griffin Theater in New York, starring actor Ben Whishaw and soprano Rene Fleming and directed by Katie Mitchell.
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@mklong @WanderingBookaneer @LazyDays #lmpbc

The next book just arrived! I‘m excited to dive in

mklong Oh good! Glad you finally got a book for this round? 3w
mklong ?=!…why don‘t they let us edit comments?! 3w
TheBookKeepers Yes me too! @mklong 😊 3w
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@WanderingBookaneer your #LMPBC book is here! Looking forward to reading it ☺️

@LazyDays @TheBookKeepers Mine will go out this week!

WanderingBookaneer That wallpaper is stunning! 2mo
mklong @WanderingBookaneer Thank you!! 2mo
TheBookKeepers A couple days late but I‘ll mail mine tomorrow! 2mo
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WanderingBookaneer
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Delving into Marilyn Monroe‘s life as I read my #LMPBC #Round13 poetry book for #GroupL

I‘m hoping to send it out tomorrow.

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TheBookKeepers What fun options!! My favorite contenders are the top 3, and the bottom right - but I‘ll read any you choose! 3mo
mklong I‘m a big fan of Rich, Dove, and Carson, but I would be happy to read any of these 3mo
LazyDays They all look good to me! 3mo
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I read this Nov 28 and rated it 4 ⭐️. Part poem, part theatre but 100% compelling.