02 April 2008

Mon frère féminin by Marina Tsvetaeva


Marina Tsvetaeva answers Natalie Clifford Barney's Pensées d'une Amazone after their meeting in Paris in 1932. In short, she writes about the psychology behind a lesbian woman's choice to leave her older girlfriend for a man; for her utmost desire to have a child.

[It is not the day the child was born, it is now, three years later, that she knows what it has cost her.]

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