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Georgia O'Keeffe A Life

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ISBN-10: 0874519063

ISBN-13: 9780874519068

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: Roxana Robinson

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Georgia O'Keeffe is arguably the 20th century's leading woman artist. Coming of age along with American modernism, her life was rich in intense relationships -- with family, friends, and especially noted photographer Alfred Stieglitz. Her struggle between the rigorous demands of love and work resulted in extraordinary accomplishments. Her often-eroticized flowers, bones, stones, skulls, and pelvises became extremely well known to a broad American public. The New York Times Book Review named this richly detailed and moving biography a Notable Book of the Year.
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List price: $29.95
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publication date: 1/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 679
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Edith Wharton was a woman of extreme contrasts; brought up to be a leisured aristocrat, she was also dedicated to her career as a writer. She wrote novels of manners about the old New York society from which she came, but her attitude was consistently critical. Her irony and her satiric touches, as well as her insight into human character, continue to appeal to readers today. As a child, Wharton found refuge from the demands of her mother's social world in her father's library and in making up stories. Her marriage at age 23 to Edward ("Teddy") Wharton seemed to confirm her place in the conventional role of wealthy society woman, but she became increasingly dissatisfied with the…    

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1903-1918: Distant Skies: Explorations and Initiations
1919-1928: An Ordered Life: Manhattan and Lake George
1929-1946: A Fair Division: New York and New Mexico
1947-1972: A Peaceful Life: The Land of Shining Stone
1973-1986: Withdrawal: The Dying of the Light
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Selected Bibliography
Illustrations: Sources and Credits