The intellect beneath the image

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“I read poetry to save time.”
― Marilyn Monroe
“Within this body lived the soul of an intellectual and poet, which nobody had suspected.”
― Antonio Tabucchi, writing about Marilyn Monroe in “Fragments”

Marilyn Monroe was known for her beauty and glamour, but what many observers fail to note about her is that she was an avid reader and a student of literature. Among the thousands of photos that were taken of her, many dozens portray her reading books in various settings and poses — a window into the intellect that lay beneath the image.

(From booksarebetter.org)

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