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lives of the muses

nine women & the artists they inspired

by Francine Prose

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Published by Aurum Press in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Artists -- Relations with women,
  • Authors -- Relations with women,
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.),
  • Man-woman relationships

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [399]-404) and index.

    StatementFrancine Prose.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsNX165 .P75 2003
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 416 p. :
    Number of Pages416
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3363726M
    ISBN 101854109448
    LC Control Number2004426255
    OCLC/WorldCa52621928


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From the titular Alice in Wonderland (and her Lewis Carrol), to the photographer Man Rays infatuation with Lee Miller, females have inspired male artists since the dawn of art/5(). The lives of the Muses: nine women & the artists they inspired User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. A noted novelist turns to nonfiction to explore the concept of the muse, showing that women from Gala Dali to Lou Andreas-Salome and Suzanne Farrell were not passive recipients of male regard but powerful in their own s: 1.

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In The Lives of the Muses, Prose explores nine of the most tortured, devious relationships known to art and science. But instead of focusing on the famed artist in each couple, she looks at his lover, spouse or eroticized friend the artist/thinker's muse, in other words.

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In THE LIVES OF THE MUSES, Francine Prose explores the idea of the mortal muses and the artists who relied on them. Francine Prose covers the lives of nine muses; the women who inspired creativity and passion in their artists. Prose's introduction sums up the impetus behind the book saying, "The desire to explore the mystery of inspiration, to determine who or what is the "moving cause" of art, resembles the impulse to find out a magician's secrets" (page 2)/5(11).

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The Lives of Muses was an excellent book to share with the students. Understanding and knowing more about the life of an artist and what makes him/her tick often gives realistic facts about his life, loves, and his art.5/5(1).

The Lives of the Muses: Nine Women and the Artists They Inspired (Harper Collins) Francine Prose's new book is a series of "brief lives" of women who inspired famous men, from the real-life Alice of Alice in Wonderland to Yoko Ono.

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The Lives of the Muses by Francine Prose – review A fascinating book in which Prose shows the currents flowing between remarkable couples, dissecting the legends to reveal their messy human heartsAuthor: Victoria Segal. The Lives of the Muses is a far-reaching biography, which, on the whole, does not disappoint.

Audra, a reviewer whom I greatly respect, commented on my book haul post which featured this tome that the book is rather enjoyable, but that it does not quite go far enough at times, and I do agree with this.

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