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Lydia Cassat Reading the Morning Paper [electronic resource] : A Novel
Lydia Cassat Reading the Morning Paper [electronic resource] : A Novel
Chessman, Harriet Scott2011
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Chessman hauntingly brings to life Paris in 1880, with its thriving art world. The novel’s subtle power rises out of a sustained inquiry into art’s relation to the ragged world of desire and mortality. Ill with Bright’s disease and conscious of her approaching death, Lydia contemplates her world narrowing. With the rising emotional tension between the loving sisters, between one who sees and one who is seen, Lydia asks moving questions about love and art’s capacity to remember. Chessman illuminates Cassatt’s brilliant paintings and creates a compelling portrait of the brave and memorable model who inhabits them with such grace. Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper includes five full-color plates, the entire group of paintings Mary Cassatt made of her sister.
Imprint:
[Place of publication not identified] : Seven Stories Press, 2011
Collation:
1 online resource (1 text file)
ISBN:
9781609802530
Language:
English
BRN:
2554938
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