By Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe's picture is so common that we can't support yet think that we all know all there's to grasp of her. each be aware and gesture made headlines and garnered controversy. Her severe presents as an actor have been occasionally eclipsed by way of her notoriety -- and how the digicam fell helplessly in love together with her.
But what of the opposite Marilyn? past the headlines -- and the too-familiar tales of heartbreak and desolation -- used to be a girl way more curious, looking and hopeful than the single the realm acquired to grasp. whilst Hollywood studios attempted to mildew and suppress her, Marilyn by no means misplaced her perception, her ardour, and her humour. To confront the mounting problems of her existence, she wrote.
Now, for the 1st time, we will be able to meet this deepest Marilyn and get to understand her in a manner we by no means have sooner than. Fragments is an extraordinary number of written artifacts -- notes to herself, letters, even poems -- in Marilyn's personal handwriting, by no means ahead of released, besides hardly obvious intimate images. those bits of textual content -- jotted in notebooks, typed on paper or written on lodge letterhead -- display a girl who enjoyed deeply and strove to ideal her craft. They exhibit a Marilyn Monroe unsparing in her research of her personal existence, but additionally playful, humorous and impossibly captivating. the simple grace and misleading lightness that made her performances so memorable emerge at the web page, as does the simmering tragedy that made her final appearances so heartbreaking.
Fragments is an occasion -- an unforgettable booklet that might redefine one of many maximum stars of the 20th century and which, approximately fifty years after her demise, will definitively demonstrate Marilyn Monroe's humanity.
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Extra resources for Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters
He writes: ‘Now the idea that the real I lives in my body is connected with the peculiar grammar of the word ‘‘I,’’ and the misunderstandings this grammar is liable to give rise to’ (p. 66). At this stage of his development Wittgenstein draws a contrast (one to be made with much greater subtlety in Philosophical Investigations and his mature writings on the philosophy of psychology) between categories of cases where ‘I’ is used as an object and those where it is used as a subject. If I refer to my broken arm, the bump on my forehead, or the fact that I have grown six inches (p.
And the aim of the philosophical undertaking that utilizes therapeutic, argumentative, and self-monitoring modes of analysis (along with multi-voiced selfdirected dialogue) is, of course, conceptual clarity, perspicuity, and—in a philosophical sense—self-understanding. Conceptual perspicuity, as we see at the close of the ﬁnal section, is the kind of thing one achieves in a case-by-case, piecemeal manner. The fact that we cannot characterize generally a system called ‘Wittgenstein’s method’ or generically deﬁne ‘perspicuousness’ itself (as we will see by returning to Cavell and to Cavell’s Emerson at this point), along with the fact that one cannot at the end of investigations of this kind elucidate a succinctly expressed theory of autobiographical or self-descriptive language that stands at the end of a single overarching argumentative line, is not a limitation.
And this shows something of the distinctively personal nature of this kind, or idiom, of philosophical work. The seeing of newly emergent connections of the kind examined in Chapter 6, and the layered and intricate analyses of linguistically induced conceptual disquietudes, take time and care—as does the kind of autobiographical work (whether it manifests itself in a formal autobiography, memoir, diary, or not) considered throughout this study. Some have argued that Wittgenstein’s ‘method’ is essentially (there is a gentle irony that appears Introduction: The Cartesian Legacy 13 on both sides of the debate here) therapeutic, while others have argued that it is essentially more conventionally argumentative in nature.