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Goya's glass

Author: Monika Zgustová
Publisher: New York : Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Fiction : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Biographical fiction
Fiction
Named Person: María del Pilar Teresa Cayetana de Silva Alvarez de Toledo Alba, duquesa de; Francisco Goya; Božena Němcová; N Berberova; María del Pilar Teresa Cayetana de Silva Alvarez de Toledo Alba, duquesa de; N Berberova; Francisco Goya; Božena Němcová
Material Type: Biography, Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Monika Zgustová
ISBN: 9781558617971 1558617973
OCLC Number: 756581555
Description: 322 p. ; 21 cm
Contents: Goya's glass --
The garnet necklace --
Is life going to wait?
Responsibility: by Monika Zgustová.

Abstract:

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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