Quarry Hill Mentioned in Art Spiegelman’s METAMAUS


Art Spiegelman’s recent book on the creation of his seminal and world-changing memoir/comic, MAUS, mentions Quarry Hill, Irving, and Ladybelle (though I was not called by name, I clearly am the person Art means) on pp 24-25 of METAMAUS.

I have a good feeling about this. I feel freed to create my memoir– even though, I suppose, I always was free– and I sense under the teasing or mocking quality that is rarely absent from Art’s mentions of us– affection that is still alive and unresolved.

The Fountain of Forgiveness

Beyond the Ice and the Fire

 — Loreena McKennitt, “Dante’s Prayer”

I feel freed and will be doing a lot of writing now. That art’s kids are grown means a lot to me…


About quarryhillcreativecenterVT

I am the daughter of the founders of Quarry Hill Creative Center in Rochester, VT. I've been a writer all my life, and also love to draw in pastel, like my mother. My father taught me to write and many other things (rather as Prospero taught Miranda). I learned many things from my mother too-- not just how to draw, but how to be caring and kind to animals and things that can not protect themeselves. "They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain." That has been her central point of view and is one of Quarry Hill's mottos. We welcome visitors, love children, and have places to rent and sell if anyone wants to come live in the beauty of the Vermont Mountains. ladybellefiske@gmail.com

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