By Susan Vreeland
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A Dutch portray of a tender lady survives 3 and a part centuries via loss, flood, anonymity, robbery, secrecy, even the Holocaust. this is often the tale of its vendors whose lives are motivated by means of its good looks and secret. regardless of their unhappy longings, their very own and others' flaws, the woman in hyacinth blue has the facility to engender love in all its human variety.
This luminous tale starts off at this time, while a professor invitations a colleague to his domestic to work out a portray that he has saved mystery for many years. The professor swears it's a Vermeer—but why has he hidden this significant paintings for thus lengthy? the explanations spread in a sequence of occasions that hint the possession of the portray again to global conflict II and Amsterdam, and nonetheless extra again to the instant of the work's idea. because the portray strikes via every one owner's palms, what was once lengthy hidden quietly surfaces, illuminating poignant moments in a number of lives. Susan Vreeland's characters remind us, through...
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La única Marilyn que vi en el cine es Marilyn Brando. Gran actriz. Me mató con su actuación en La Madrina, que para mí es la mejor película de Francesca Ford Coppola. La situación comenzaba a inquietarme. El hasta ese momento insospechado (para mí) delirio de Diana había construido una cinematografía con los sexos invertidos. Aunque no del todo coherente, ya que a Gregory Peck y Jerry Lewis los había dejado intactos. –¿La... Madrina? –Sí. Basada en la novela de María Puzo. –Sí. Ya veo –dije, y luego de mirarla fijamente a los ojos esperando alguna clase de desmentido (una palabra, una sonrisa, o lo que fuese), añadí: –lo que no sé es si me estás tomando el pelo o si estás más loca que mi hermana.
Alfombra. Whisky con hielo. O yogur. Así empecé a desvariar, y a hacerme algunos ligeros toques masturbatorios con la mano desde el bolsillo. Nada serio, nada que hiciera trabajar mucho la próstata. Apenas un aviso, para que ésta supiera lo que le esperaba más tarde y se pusiera en guardia, preparándose para luego estar a la altura de los acontecimientos. Es bueno aclarar que la mano con que realicé estas maniobras secretas, amparado en la opacidad de mi escritorio, fue la izquierda. Para una masturbación plena y completa yo siempre había utilizado la derecha, pero con el pantalón puesto el bolsillo izquierdo estaba mucho más cerca de mi miembro y allí tuve que fijar obligadamente mi base 62 | Leo Maslíah de operaciones.
Qué pasa? –pregunté a Diana–. ¿Siempre atienden en casal, acá? –Parece que sí –dijo ella–. Yo nunca había venido acá, pero sé de varios bares donde es así. –Nunca vi. Pero por lo menos podía haberte atendido el mozo a vos y la moza a mí –dije, bromeando. –Así es en los bares porno –contestó Diana. La mujer loba ataca de nuevo | 33 –¿Bares porno? ¿Y vos qué sabés de eso? –Sólo de oídas –se apresuró a decir ella–. No te sulfures. –¿Se puede saber qué te dio por andar ventilando nuestras intimidades con mi hermana?