(This rich collection of writings on the nature of love an...)
This rich collection of writings on the nature of love and commitment has long delighted brides and grooms of every denomination. Culled from both sacred and secular texts, and suitable for either traditional or informal wedding ceremonies, these selections might be included in Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, interfaith, and non-denominational exchanges of vows. Among the passages appropriate for readings by parents, friends, or the bride and groom are selections from Plato and Sappho, Rilke and Auden, Ecclesiastes and Euripedes, Shakespeare and Donne, pascal and Montaigne, Emily Dickinson and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. There are love songs from the Aztecs and Eskimos, Hindu and African wedding prayers, a Buddhist marriage homily, a Shaker hymn, and Irish blessing, excerpts from Coptic Orthodox and Greek Orthodox marriage services, and passages from the Old and New Testaments, some familiar, some surprising. With myriad choices, Wedding Readings will help you add a special, personal touch to your marriage ceremony.
Munro received a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Smith College in 1949. Then she studied in Paris on a Fulbright-French Government fellowship. Also in 1968, she earned her Master of Arts degree in Comparative Literature from Columbia University.
Munro began her career as a staff writer and reviewer for ArtNews in 1953 and held it for six years. Also she worked as a managing editor of ArtNews Annual. She was a contributing editor to the New Republic, The Atlantic, Saturday Review, Vogue and Ms. Magazine.
Eleanor authored an impressive monograph on Tang Dynasty arts and culture "Through the Vermillion Gates", 1971. Also she conducted interviews with a number of women who were acknowledged giants in the United States art world such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Louise Bourgeois, Jennifer Bartlett, Helen Frankenthaler and Louise Nevelson, 40 artists in all, which she assembled in a book "Originals: American Women Artists", 1979.
Inspired by a trip to the Hebrides, she wrote the book "On Glory Roads: a Pilgrim’s Book about Pilgrimage", 1988. When her son Alexander died in 1993, she published the book "Readings for Remembrance: A Collection for Funerals and Memorial Services".
She continues to write about significant women artists.
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Munro is on Board of directors at Truro Center for Arts since 1979 and The Living Theater in New York City since 1989. She is a member of Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists Association, the American International Association of Art Critics and the Authors Guild.
Eleanor Munro was married to Alfred Frankfurter. They had two sons. Then she married E. J. Kahn.