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"Break Every Rule": Carole Maso e il suo nuovo modo di comunicare

Tesi di Laurea Magistrale

Facoltà: Lettere e Filosofia

Autore: Michela Marinelli Contatta »

Composta da 132 pagine.

 

Questa tesi ha raggiunto 62 click dal 09/05/2018.

Disponibile in PDF, la consultazione è esclusivamente in formato digitale.

 

 

Estratto della Tesi di Michela Marinelli

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10 And in fact I feel more at home there than just about anywhere. And it is for the most part home enough to dispel the terrible house that mental illness builds, for the first time really during the time I am at Vassar – a place that will become so demanding and after a time so familiar that I do not have a choice but to live there. And chanting sentences is the only way to feel better finally. And writing sentences, making shapes, is the only way to feel better. Sustaining, miraculous language, that all these years keeps illness at bay 25 . Maso conclude ringraziando con affetto queste tre donne, che per lei sono state di fondamentale importanza e ispirazione durante la scrittura della sua tesi di laurea: “Dear Virginia Woolf. Dear Barbara, dear Helen. Dear fifty pages toward a novel I write as a senior in order to graduate. Maybe I will be saved” 26 . Successivamente, non proseguì la propria istruzione formale, anche rifiutando una proposta di collaborazione con la Boston University (MA), ma preferì dedicarsi ai lavori più disparati (cameriera, modella per artisti, insegnante di scherma, assistente legale, house-sitter e cat-sitter) 27 , che le lasciavano abbastanza tempo e “freedom of mind” 28 per dedicarsi al perfezionamento della sua scrittura. Carole descrive le sue occupazioni di questo periodo con grande ironia: Oh, I hate thinking about those jobs. There was the Lord & Taylor’s Café waitressing job where we would have to serve the first shoppers of the day tea from a silver tea service on the first floor after they played the National Anthem. And the uniform we had to wear: a yellow dress and apron and we’d get inspected each day. I would get twirled and twirled around each day. And invariably fail: my shoes, my hair! My wrinkled apron! There was a Middle Eastern restaurant, The Magic Carpet, where I was a waitress and was asked all night to do a lot of extra work, carry heavy signs in and out and all kinds of other stuff. They despised women. The two brothers tried to get me to clean the bathrooms. They also had some idea that I’d make a good belly dancer! And then after I was done for the night, they or their awful friends would try and follow me home. Eventually I had to get my neighbor the architect to come every night and escort me home. There were the artist’s model jobs which served their purpose, because I would get so sad and angry staying still all those hours and watching other people make art— I did not want to be the subject, I wanted to be the artist, to make something, to be on the other side. In college 25 Carole Maso, Break Every Rule – Essays on Language,Longing & Moments of Desire, Counterpoint, 2000, p. 6. 26 Carole Maso, Break Every Rule – Essays on Language,Longing & Moments of Desire, Counterpoint, 2000, p. 6. 27 Carole Maso '77 W.K. Rose Fellow [Online] // YouTube, 27 Agosto 2013. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYJfXvm1v4s) 28 Carole Maso '77 W.K. Rose Fellow [Online] // YouTube, 27 Agosto 2013. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYJfXvm1v4s)
Estratto dalla tesi: "Break Every Rule": Carole Maso e il suo nuovo modo di comunicare