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The women I think about at night, traveling the paths of my heroes, Mia Kankimäki ; translated by Douglas Robinson

Summary
"What can a forty-something childless woman do? Bored with her life and feeling stuck, Mia Kankimäki leaves her job, sells her apartment, and decides to travel the world, following the paths of the female explorers and artists from history who have long inspired her. She flies to Tanzania and then to Kenya to see where Karen Blixen--of Out of Africa--fame lived in the 1920s. In Japan, Mia attempts to cure her depression while researching Yayoi Kusama, the contemporary artist who has voluntarily lived in a psychiatric hospital for decades. In Italy, Mia spends her days looking for the works of forgotten Renaissance women painters of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, and finally finds her heroines in the portraits of Sofonisba Anguissola, Lavinia Fontana, and Artemisia Gentileschi. If these women could make it in the world hundreds of years ago, why can't Mia?"--Amazon
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Note
Originally published in 2018 in Finland by Otava as Naiset joita ajattelen öisin
Physical Description
407 pages :, 23 cm.
Isbn
9781982129194

Library Locations

  • Hamilton-Wenham Public Library

    14 Union Street, South Hamilton, MA, 01982, US
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