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THE ART OF THE AFFAIR: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF LOVE, SEX AND ARTISTIC INFLUENCE. Catherine Lacey. Bloomsbury USA, Bloomsbury Publishing, New York, 2016. ISBN 9781632866554 In English.
Publisher's description: Poet Robert Lowell died of a heart attack, clutching a portrait of his lover, Caroline Blackwood, painted by her ex-husband, Lucian Freud. Lowell was on his way to see his own ex-wife, Elizabeth Hardwick, who was a longtime friend of Mary McCarthy. McCarthy left the father of her child to marry Edmund Wilson, who had encouraged her writing, and had also brought critical attention to the fiction of Anais Nin, whom he later bedded. And so it goes, the long chain of love, affections, and artistic influences among writers, musicians, and artists that weaves its way through the The Art of the Affair -- from Frida Kahlo to Colette to Hemingway to Dali; from Coco Chanel to Stravinsky to Miles Davis to Orson Welles. Scrupulously researched but playfully prurient, cleverly designed and colorfully illustrated, it's the perfect gift for your literary lover -- and the perfect read for any good-natured gossip-monger.
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Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 175770
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