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French Master Drawings from the Collection of Muriel Butkin
Author: Carter E. Foster, Sylvain Bellenger, Patrick Shaw Cable, Cleveland Museum of Art, Dahesh Museum
Publisher: Hudson Hills
ISBN: 0940717670
Pages: 146
Year: 2001
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Muriel Butkin has a fine private collection of master drawings, more than 450 in all. She has concentrated on French artists of the 18th and 19th centuries, with particular focus on figure studies, portraits, animals, interiors, mythological subjects, unusual landscapes, and sketchbooks. This volume publishes 59 of the most important drawings, each reproduced in duotone and accompanied by a comprehensive essay. Among them are works by artists such as Coypel, Boucher, Greuze, David, Gericault, Millet, Degas, Carot, Daubigny, Rodin and Puvis de Chavannes, as well as previously unknown rarities.
The Journal of Eugene Delacroix
Author: Eugène Delacroix
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 570
Year: 2010
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Horses of Qatar
Author: Vanessa von Zitzewitz
Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Group
ISBN: 3832793453
Pages: 300
Year: 2009
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In the Arabian peninsula, horses are an essential part of society. They embody culture, wealth, nobility, as well as being a living embodiment of grace and power. In Qatar, the breeding and training of horses has been developed into both a science and an art. Under the patronage of the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, and of his daughter, Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, who is also head of Qatar Museums Authority, Vanessa von Zitzewitz enjoyed unparalleled access to some of the finest equine bloodstock anywhere. This comprehensive photogrpahic volume covers horses as never before. We get up-close glimpses of all the rigorous care these four-footed athletes receive. As well as horses being shod and being trained under water, we even witness the wonder of birth.
Jules Et Jim
Author: Henri Pierre Roché
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0141194634
Pages: 240
Year: 2011
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In free-spirited Paris, Jules and Jim live a carefree, bohemian existence. They write in cafés, travel when the mood takes them, and share the women they love without jealousy. Like Lucie, flawless, an abbess, and Odile, impulsive, mischievous, almost feral. But it is Kate - with a smile the two friends have determined to follow always, but capricious enough to jump in the Seine from spite - who steals their hearts most thoroughly. Henri-Pierre Roché was in his mid-seventies when he wrote this, his autobiographical debut novel. The inspiration for the legendary film, it captures perfectly with excitement and great humour the tenderness of three people in love with each other and with life. With an Afterword by François Truffaut With a new Introduction by Agnes Catherine Poirier 'A perfect hymn to love and perhaps to life.' François Truffaut
Marcel Proust
Author: William C. Carter
Publisher:
ISBN: 0300081456
Pages: 946
Year: 2000
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"The Parisian world of which Proust was a part was also home to such luminaries as Anatole France, Jean Cocteau, and Andre Gide. William C. Carter brings this social world to life while he explores the inner world of Proust's intellectual and artistic development, as well as his most intimate personal experience. Carter examines Proust's passionate attachment to his mother, his deep love for the scenes of his youth, his flirtation with Parisian high society, his complicated sexual desires, and his irrevocable commitment to literary truth - and shows how all of these played out in the making of his great novel."--Jacket.
Proust's Latin Americans
Author: Rubén Gallo
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421413450
Pages: 280
Year: 2014-06-24
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Part biography, part cultural history, part literary study, Rubén Gallo's book explores the presence of Latin America in Proust's life and work. The novelist lived in an era shaped by French colonial expansion into the Americas: just before his birth, Napoleon III installed Maximilian as emperor of Mexico, and during the 1890s France was shaken by the Panama Affair, a financial scandal linked to the construction of the canal in which thousands of French citizens lost their life savings. It was in the context of these tense Franco–Latin American relations that the novelist met the circle of friends discussed in Proust's Latin Americans: the composer Reynaldo Hahn, Proust’s Venezuelan lover; Gabriel de Yturri, an Argentinean dandy; José-Maria de Heredia, a Cuban poet and early literary model; Antonio de La Gandara, a Mexican society painter; and Ramon Fernandez, a brilliant Mexican critic turned Nazi sympathizer. Gallo discusses the correspondence—some of it never before published—between the novelist and this heterogeneous group and also presents insightful readings of In Search of Lost Time that posit Latin America as the novel’s political unconscious. Proust’s speculation with Mexican stocks informed his various fictional passages devoted to financial transactions, and the Panama Affair shaped his understanding of the conquest of America in a little-known early text. Proust's Latin Americans will be of interest to scholars of modernism, French literature, Proust studies, gender studies, and Latin American studies.
Love Is a Mix Tape
Author: Rob Sheffield
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
ISBN: 1400083036
Pages: 224
Year: 2007
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In a poignant memoir of love, loss, and music, a rock and pop culture critic shares the story of his romance and marriage to Renée, a young woman with whom he had little in common except for the music that brought them together, and Renée's tragic early death, all viewed from the perspective of the mix tapes that the couple had compiled. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
A History of the Great Influenza Pandemics
Author: Mark Honigsbaum
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857734466
Pages: 328
Year: 2013-10-25
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Influenza was the great killer of the nineteenth and twentieth century. The so called ‘Russian flu’ killed about 1 million people across Europe in 1889 – including the second-in-line to the British throne, the Duke of Clarence. The Spanish flu of 1918, meanwhile, would kill 50 million people – nearly 3% of the world’s population. Here, Mark Honigsbaum outlines the history of influenza in the period, and describes how the fear of disease permeated Victorian culture. These fears were amplified by the invention of the telegraph and the ability of the new mass-market press to whip up public hysteria. The flu was therefore a barometer of wider fin de siècle social and cultural anxieties - playing on fears engendered by economic decline, technology, urbanisation and degeneration. A History of the Great Influenza Pandemics is a vital new contribution towards our understanding of European history and the history of the media.
A Reader's Guide to Proust's 'In Search of Lost Time'
Author: David Ellison
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139789090
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Year: 2010-02-18
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Proust's 'A la recherche du temps perdu' (In Search of Lost Time) is many things at once: a novel of education, a portrait of French society during the Third Republic, a masterful psychological analysis of love, a reflection on homosexuality, an essay in moral and aesthetic theory, and, above all, one of the great literary achievements of the twentieth century. This Reader's Guide analyses each volume of the 'Recherche' in order and in detail. Without jargon or technical language, David Ellison leads the reader through the work, clarifying but not oversimplifying the intricate beauty of Proust's imaginary universe. Focused both on large themes and on narrative and stylistic particularities, Ellison's readings expand our understanding and appreciation of the work and provide tools for the further study of Proust. All French quotations are translated, making this an ideal guide for students of comparative literature as well as of French.
Some of My Lives
Author: Rosamond Bernier
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 142999505X
Pages: 304
Year: 2011-10-11
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Rosamond Bernier has lived an unusually full life—remarkable for its vividness and diversity of experience—and she has known many (one is tempted to say all) of the greatest artists and composers of the twentieth century. In Some of My Lives, Bernier has made a kind of literary scrapbook from an extraordinary array of writings, ranging from diary entries to her many contributions to the art journal L'OEIL, which she cofounded in 1955. The result is a multifaceted self-portrait of a life informed and surrounded by the arts. Through the stories of her encounters with some of the twentieth century's great artists and composers—including Pablo Picasso, Leonard Bernstein, Max Ernst, Aaron Copeland, Malcolm Lowry, and Karl Lagerfeld—we come to understand the sheer richness of Bernier's experiences, interactions, and memories. The result is pithy, hilarious, and wise—a richly rewarding chronicle of many lives fully lived.
The Cambridge Companion to Proust
Author: Richard Bales
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139826115
Pages:
Year: 2001-06-14
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The Cambridge Companion to Proust, first published in 2001, aims to provide a broad account of the major features of Marcel Proust's great work A la recherche du temps perdu (1913–27). The specially commissioned essays, by acknowledged experts on Proust, address a wide range of issues relating to his work. Progressing from background and biographical material, the chapters investigate such essential areas as the composition of the novel, its social dimension, the language in which it is couched, its intellectual parameters, its humour, its analytical profundity and its wide appeal and influence. Particular emphasis is placed on illustrating the discussion of issues by frequent recourse to textual quotation (in both French and English) and close analysis. This is the only contributory volume of its kind on Proust currently available. Together with its supportive material, a detailed chronology and bibliography, it will be of interest to scholars and students alike.
The Recollections of the Young Proust
Author: P. F. Prestwich
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
ISBN: 0720616808
Pages: 256
Year: 2014-10-01
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In 1896 Marie Nordlinger arrived in Paris to study painting. Her cousin, Reynaldo Hahn, was becoming known as a composer and his friend Marcel Proust was an aspiring novelist. P.F. Prestwich recounts the relationship between these young people.
Tomboy Bride
Author: Harriet Backus
Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
ISBN: 0871089750
Pages: 319
Year: 2013-01-01
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A true pioneer of the West, Harriet Backus writes about her amusing and often challenging experiences with heart felt emotion and vivid detail. New foreword by Pam Houston and afterword by author's grandson Rob Walton are featured.
Proust in Love
Author: William C. Carter
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300134886
Pages: 280
Year: 2008-10-01
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The acclaimed Proust biographer William C. Carter portrays Proust’s amorous adventures and misadventures from adolescence through his adult years, supplying where appropriate Proust’s own sensitive, intelligent, and often disillusioned observations about love and sexuality. Proust is revealed as a man agonizingly caught between the constant fear of public exposure as a homosexual and the need to find and express love. In telling the story of Proust in love, Carter also shows how the author’s experiences became major themes in his novel In Search of Lost Time. Carter discusses Proust’s adolescent sexual experiences, his disastrous brothel visit to cure homosexual inclinations, and his first great loves. He also addresses the duel Proust fought after the journalist Jean Lorrain alluded to his homosexuality in print, his flirtations with respectable women and high-class prostitutes, and his affairs with young men of the servant class. With new revelations about Proust’s love life and a gallery of photographs, the book provides an unprecedented glimpse of Proust’s gay Paris.
Alexis
Author: Hugo Vickers
Publisher:
ISBN: 190434903X
Pages: 174
Year: 2005-01
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