The Lives of the Muses: Nine Women & the Artists They Inspired

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9780060555252: The Lives of the Muses: Nine Women & the Artists They Inspired

All loved, and were loved by, their artists, and inspired them with an intensity of emotion akin to Eros.

In a brilliant, wry, and provocative book, National Book Award finalist Francine Prose explores the complex relationship between the artist and his muse. In so doing, she illuminates with great sensitivity and intelligence the elusive emotional wellsprings of the creative process.

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"Sad, glamorous and entirely riveting." -- Newsweek

"Smooth smart and altogether engaging." -- Atlanta Journal Constitution

"Refreshing . a wonderful work of revisionist biography." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Richly drawn . Prose approaches the artist-muse relationship with respect and wonder." -- Gotham Magazine

"Exceptionally well researched . an elegant study." -- Book Forum

"Rollicking . Almost too much fun to read." -- Maureen Corrigan, NPR's Fresh Air

"Juicy reading .. a thoroughly researched, highly opinionated series of fascinating double biographies." -- Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Stylish writing . a clear-eyed view .. cherry-picked examples." -- USA Today

"Entertaining . Prose's indignation, intelligence, scorching wit and critical insight have full play." -- Washington Post Book World

"A supple work of cultural history." -- Time magazine

"Packed with fascinating details." -- Columbus Dispatch

"Lively and compassionate" -- Entertainment Weekly

Lively and compassionate --Entertainment Weekly

Sad, glamorous and entirely riveting. --Newsweek

"A supple work of cultural history."--Time magazine

"Prose make a remarkable case for the exceptionality of these women in their own right."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Stylish writing ... a clear-eyed view .. cherry-picked examples."--USA Today

"Sad, glamorous and entirely riveting."--Newsweek

"Richly drawn ... Prose approaches the artist-muse relationship with respect and wonder."--Gotham Magazine

"Smooth smart and altogether engaging."--Atlanta Journal Constitution

"A remarkable book...piquant, intelligent, provocative--and sometimes haunting."--Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Packed with fascinating details."--Columbus Dispatch

"Lively and compassionate"--Entertainment Weekly

"Prose taps into the power of nine in this inspired book."--Art News

"Rollicking ... Almost too much fun to read."--Maureen Corrigan, NPR's Fresh Air

"A wonderful combination of argument and literary portraiture."--Wall Street Journal

"Prose has done a great service in her just reconsideration of the rather strange, complicated role of the muse."--San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

"Francine Prose humanizes nine women who, in some cases, have been idealized beyond recognition. Hurrah for real women."--San Francisco Chronicle

"Refreshing ... a wonderful work of revisionist biography."--Kirkus Reviews

"Exceptionally well researched ... an elegant study."--Book Forum

"Juicy reading .... a thoroughly researched, highly opinionated series of fascinating double biographies."--Los Angeles Times Book Review

"With elegance, eloquence and majesty, Prose has give us a glimpse of the tangled webs of art and Eros."--Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Entertaining ... Prose's indignation, intelligence, scorching wit and critical insight have full play."--Washington Post Book World

Rollicking Almost too much fun to read. --Maureen Corrigan, NPR's Fresh Air"

Stylish writing a clear-eyed view .. cherry-picked examples. --USA Today"

With elegance, eloquence and majesty, Prose has give us a glimpse of the tangled webs of art and Eros. --Atlanta Journal-Constitution"

Refreshing a wonderful work of revisionist biography. --Kirkus Reviews"

A wonderful combination of argument and literary portraiture. --Wall Street Journal"

Prose has done a great service in her just reconsideration of the rather strange, complicated role of the muse. --San Francisco Chronicle Book Review"

Juicy reading . a thoroughly researched, highly opinionated series of fascinating double biographies. --Los Angeles Times Book Review"

A supple work of cultural history. --Time magazine"

Sad, glamorous and entirely riveting. --Newsweek"

Francine Prose humanizes nine women who, in some cases, have been idealized beyond recognition. Hurrah for real women. --San Francisco Chronicle"

Entertaining Prose s indignation, intelligence, scorching wit and critical insight have full play. --Washington Post Book World"

A remarkable book...piquant, intelligent, provocative--and sometimes haunting. --Minneapolis Star Tribune"

Prose make a remarkable case for the exceptionality of these women in their own right. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)"

Exceptionally well researched an elegant study. --Book Forum"

Lively and compassionate --Entertainment Weekly"

Richly drawn Prose approaches the artist-muse relationship with respect and wonder. --Gotham Magazine"

Prose taps into the power of nine in this inspired book. --Art News"

Packed with fascinating details. --Columbus Dispatch"

Smooth smart and altogether engaging. --Atlanta Journal Constitution"

About the Author:

Francine Prose is the author of twenty works of fiction. Her novel A Changed Man won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and Blue Angel was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her most recent works of nonfiction include the highly acclaimed Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife, and the New York Times bestseller Reading Like a Writer. The recipient of numerous grants and honors, including a Guggenheim and a Fulbright, a Director's Fellow at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, Prose is a former president of PEN American Center, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her most recent book is Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932. She lives in New York City.

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