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The art of youth : Crane, Carrington, Gershwin, and the nature of first acts

Author: Nicholas Delbanco
Publisher: Boston : New Harvest, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An "inquiry into the nature of artistic prodigies who did their major work at an early age ... Nicholas Delbanco gives us a triptych of ... portraits: the American writer Stephen Crane (immortalized by The red badge of courage); British artist Dora Carrington (called 'the most neglected serious painter of her time'); and the legendary composer George Gershwin (Rhapsody in blue, Porgy and Bess)"--Page 4 of cover.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Stephen Crane; Dora de Houghton Carrington; George Gershwin; Dora de Houghton Carrington; Stephen Crane; George Gershwin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Delbanco
ISBN: 9780544114463 0544114469
OCLC Number: 863854526
Description: xv, 205 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. First acts --
2. Stephen Crane --
3. Dora Carrington --
4. George Gershwin --
5. The beginner.
Responsibility: Nicholas Delbanco.

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An "inquiry into the nature of artistic prodigies who did their major work at an early age ... Nicholas Delbanco gives us a triptych of ... portraits: the American writer Stephen Crane (immortalized by The red badge of courage); British artist Dora Carrington (called 'the most neglected serious painter of her time'); and the legendary composer George Gershwin (Rhapsody in blue, Porgy and Bess)"--Page 4 of cover.

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