Mind & Ambition by Eli Siegel
Ambition in its bad sense–bad ambition–can be called a substitute for the ability to like oneself. 100,000 neighbors can applaud you and you can still feel like a heel deeply, because what we think about ourselves is not going to be created for us by neighbors’ applause. . . . Ambition in the good sense is an extension of the ability to like oneself.
Are You Afraid of Love? Reenactment of an Aesthetic Realism Lesson
Ms. Kramer, when you felt that a man was interested in you, did you respect him? —Eli Siegel
Sargent’s Madame X; or, Assertion & Retreat in Women by Lynette Abel
In an Aesthetic Realism class I was asked, “Are there two different motions in you at the same time—ostentation and retreat?” In placing Madame Gautreau’s head in that dramatic profile, Sargent has put together technically these very opposites that have troubled women so much!
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