The artist Lisa Yuskavage is best known for her figurative paintings depicting coarsely displayed bodies (in flagrantly revealing poses) in a technically classical manner, the result of which are beautifully painted — yet convoluted — canvases. Her work has afforded her honors including the Tiffany Foundation Grant, the Temple University Gallery of Success Award, and the Founder’s Day Certificate of Honor.
Below are Lisa Yuskavage’s favorite books, available to purchase as a set or individually.
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The Palm at the End of the Mind
I bought this in 1985 and have read it constantly since. It is always near me. Wallace’s poems often reflect on the act of creating, and he evokes exquisite mental images that are thrilling. One of my favorite poems is “The Snow Man.” “For the listener, who listens in the snow, And, nothing himself, beholds Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.”
A Bend in the River
I first read this book ten years ago and was so taken with the fluidity of the prose that I read it a second time, and then a third. And then to my surprise, I listened to it several times as an audio book. I could not and did not want to escape that place at the bend in the river. It is a total experience of a place and a time, and a thrilling read.
I genuinely grieved for Anna for days after I finished reading it. That’s what reading Tolstoy is like…the best and purest realism. I also love that a man wrote a story that so perfectly portrays the misogyny that this woman was subjected to: punished for loving another man, torn apart from her son, isolated and addicted to drugs and suffering postpartum depression. Super sad and beautiful.
$191.75 The Great Gatsby
$166.83 Far from the Madding Crowd
$206.74 Minor Characters
$144.74 Voices from Chernobyl
$163.79 To The Lighthouse
$168.87 Harriet the Spy
$160.75 Row, Row, Row Your Boat
John Cameron Mitchell
$139.77 The Subtle Knife
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