Hilary Neilson

Hilary Neilson

Posted on 07/03/2014


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Hilary Neilson
Hilary Neilson
He lived a long time for someone who indulged to such an extent. A very robust constitution. I read that Joan had almost a death wish. She was quite a disturbed woman. It would be hard to say such a thing, but she may even have known something of how a death can change the path ahead.
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Hilary Neilson
Hilary Neilson
“A good sacrifice is one that is not necessarily sound but leaves your opponent dazed and confused”
/Nigel Short - Chess Grandmaster

I suspect she did it to be remembered. She may also have been depressed/deluded/drugged and therefor not rational. There need be no reason, I think
3 years ago.
Hilary Neilson
Hilary Neilson
Doesn't that rather put women in the shadow all over again? One might think that women display a lesser 'agency' or a greater vulnerability to exploitation, but I believe they/we should be granted more than that - after all, 'according to art historian David Fraser Jenkins, "there were few occasions when she (Gwen John) did anything against her will, and she was ... more ruthless and dominating (than her brother) ..." Of course, that does not say anything about Rodin. It all depends on one's perspective. The way Claudel appears to have been treated by her family was worse than what Rodin did. The same continues today. Women who behave freely are condemned by society.
3 years ago.