Thursday, October 10, 2013

the last book I ever read (Frank Lloyd Wright: A Life by Ada Louise Huxtable, excerpt eleven)

from Frank Lloyd Wright (Penguin Lives) by Ada Louise Huxtable:

The affair began almost immediately. Following an apparent night of ecstasy in the Chicago house, Miriam wrote him a letter of postcoital ardor elevated to dramatic classical and literary heights, in which she addressed him as “Lord of my Waking Dreams.” Citing Alcibiades and Agathon, she offered to crown him with violets and bind his hair with fillets of gold. She declared herself enslaved. “I kiss your feet,” she wrote. “I am your prisoner.” She would make his life a living hell.

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