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Sweetman, David 1943-

Overview
Works: 37 works in 179 publications in 3 languages and 5,848 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biographies  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Producer
Classifications: ND553.G27, B
Publication Timeline
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Publications about David Sweetman
Publications by David Sweetman
Publications by David Sweetman, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by David Sweetman
Paul Gauguin : a life by David Sweetman( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,044 libraries worldwide
This biography of the French artist describes his travels, lifestyle, love affairs, and the battle with syphilis that eventually took his life
Mary Renault : a biography by David Sweetman( Book )
17 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 947 libraries worldwide
"Mary Renault wrote so sympathetically and with such candor about the male world of Ancient Greece and about love between men that many readers believed the best-selling author of The Last of the Wine, The King Must Die, and The Persian Boy must be a man. In reality, Mary Renault was the pseudonym for a surprising and intensely private woman, born Mary Challans in a genteel London suburb." "In this first biography, David Sweetman, who met and filmed Mary Renault for the BBC in 1981 and corresponded with her until her death in 1983, unravels the mystery of this unseen woman." "She began as a bookish, withdrawn child of disappointed parents and became a standard-bearer of the sexual revolution. She discovered scholarship at Oxford, in the days when women had only just been admitted, but abandoned the academic world for a nursing career. When, in 1947, she won an MGM award for $150,000, she embarked for South Africa with her lifelong companion, Julie Mullard, never to return to England. A revolutionary in sexual matters, she was accused of being politically reactionary; a passionate believer in Greek ideals of democracy and justice, she was among the first to join Black Sash, the women's movement that was in the forefront of the fight against apartheid, but over the years her disillusionment with radical politics led her to withdraw into a fictional world of her own creation." "With full access to Mary Renault's letters and papers and to the story of her long romance with Julie, David Sweetman reveals how, in its concerns, her life cannot be divorced from her fiction, combining a brilliantly textured picture of her life with a revealing analysis of the novels."--Jacket
Explosive acts : Toulouse-Lautrec, Oscar Wilde, Félix Fénéon and the art & anarchy of the fin de siècle by David Sweetman( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 738 libraries worldwide
Explores the life of Toulouse-Lautrec, his involvement "in a secret community of anarchist revolutionaries," his loyalty to Oscar Wilde, and his alliance to such outspoken social critics as Félix Fénéon.--Jacket
Women leaders in African history by David Sweetman( Book )
23 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 589 libraries worldwide
"Women have played a far more central role in Africa than the history books often suggest. Here are lively portraits of twelve key figures. Their periods of influence range from ancient Egypt to the colonial era. This book offers informative reading for secondary school and university students not only in Africa, but in the rest of the world. It will also have an appeal to the general audience interested in the role of women in history."--Back cover
Paul Gauguin : a complete life by David Sweetman( Book )
13 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 301 libraries worldwide
"This is a new view of Gauguin, revealing his origins in Peru in a family of anarchists and revolutionaries and examining his life with his youth placed in context. The book is set against the panoramic background of an era of rapid change, from the rise and fall of Napoleon III to the opening years of our century. At the same time, this superlative biography offers an intimate portrait of the age of the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists, an age brought vividly to life through a vibrant cast of characters - Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Pissarro, van Gogh, Mucha, Debussy, Mallarme, and Strindberg. Above all, it describes a life of unexpected twists and turns, moving from Gauguin's luxurious childhood in Peru, through his wartime adventures as a sailor, to his years as a financial speculator in Paris, before he plunged into art and traveled across the globe, finishing his days on a remote island in the vast emptiness of the Pacific Ocean." "At the end Paul Gauguin became a drug addict and died of syphilis only days before he was to be thrown into prison, yet his art lives after him. How it should be judged in the light of its creator's extraordinary life is the challenge offered to readers of this comprehensive biography."--Jacket
Toulouse-Lautrec and the fin-de-siécle by David Sweetman( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 226 libraries worldwide
Looking into the deep end by David Sweetman( Book )
9 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 169 libraries worldwide
Picasso by David Sweetman( Book )
2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Queen Nzinga; the woman who saved her people by David Sweetman( Book )
4 editions published between 1971 and 1976 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
A tribal fever by David Sweetman( Book )
4 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in French and English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
The origin and development of the tower-house in Ireland by David Sweetman( Book )
7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Bishop Crowther by David Sweetman( Book )
2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Les vies de Gauguin by David Sweetman( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Patrice Lumumba by David Sweetman( Book )
3 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Skyjack over Africa by David Sweetman( Book )
4 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Van Gogh : his life and his art by David Sweetman( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
The amulet by David Sweetman( Book )
3 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
The Moyo Kids by David Sweetman( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
David Sweetman British writer
David Sweetman écrivain britannique
David Sweetman escritor británico
ഡേവിഡ് സ്വീറ്റ്മാൻ
スウィート, ディヴィッド
スウィートマン, デイヴィッド
Languages
English (106)
French (5)
Portuguese (2)
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