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|Named Person:||María del Pilar Teresa Cayetana de Silva Alvarez de Toledo Alba, duquesa de; Francisco Goya; Božena Němcová; Nina Nikolaevna Berberova|
|Material Type:||Biography, Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication|
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|Description:||322 p. ; 21 cm|
|Contents:||Goya's glass --
The garnet necklace --
Is life going to wait?
|Responsibility:||by Monika Zgustová.|
The Duchess of Alba, known as Goya's muse, recalls the passions of youth on her deathbed in the royal court of eighteenth-century Madrid. A young woman defies the protocols of her arranged marriage and pursues love?and the life of a published writer?until her readers condemn her as a danger to society in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Nina Berberova escapes persecution during the Russian Revolution and flees to Paris, where the intelligentsia naïvely covet the promise of a Soviet Union. These three women attempt to find passion and intimacy in worlds that rarely accommodate female desire. Goya's Glass is an unforgettable novel of guilty pleasures coursing through history.
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