Monday, July 12, 2021

the last book I ever read (Utopia Parkway: The Life and Work of Joseph Cornell, excerpt one)

from Utopia Parkway: The Life and Work of Joseph Cornell by Deborah Solomon:

His parents had been married for just over a year when Joseph, their first child, was born on Christmas Eve, 1903, in South Nyack, New York, a picturesque village on the Hudson River about thirty miles north of New York City. Delivered at home, with a Dr. Toms in attendance, the healthy newborn was the sixth in a line to bear the name Joseph I. Cornell. He would never know what his middle initial stood for, a comic and personal enigma.

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