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Art of the Affair, The: An Illustrated History of Love, Sex & Artistic Influence

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  • Art of the Affair, The: An Illustrated History of Love, Sex & Artistic Influence 
    Title: Art of the Affair, The: An Illustrated History of Love, Sex & Artistic Influence
    Author: LACEY CATHERINE
    Format: HARDCOVER
    Publication date: 25/01/2017
    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    Price: $28.00
    Publishing status: Active

    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 Ana.s Nin . . . whom he later bedded. And Nin! She, twice married, had an affair with Henry Miller and an emotional affair with Gore Vidal (and also slept with her psychoanalyst, her father, and her brother). 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 Valentine's Day gift for your literary lover--or any good-natured gossip-monger.

    ISBN: 9781632866554
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