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Sweetman, David 1943-

Overview
Works: 29 works in 109 publications in 5 languages and 6,007 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Producer
Classifications: ND653.G7, 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
Van Gogh : his life and his art by David Sweetman( Book )
24 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 1,542 libraries worldwide
Paul Gauguin : a life by David Sweetman( Book )
22 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,452 libraries worldwide
A biography of the French artist describing his travels, lifestyle, love affairs, and battle with syphilis which took his life
Mary Renault : a biography by David Sweetman( Book )
14 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,008 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 "She began as a bookish, withdrawn child of disappointed parents and became a standard-bearer of the sexual revolution.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 Fénẽon and the art & anarchy of the fin de siècle by David Sweetman( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 764 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 )
5 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 585 libraries worldwide
Hatshepsut Canace of Meroë Kahina of the Maghreb Amina of Hausaland Helena of Ethiopia Sabla Wangel of Ethiopia Nzinga of Angola Dona Beatrice of Kongo Mmanthatisi of the Soto Ranavalona I of Madagascar Muganzirwazza of Buganda Yaa Asantewa of Asante Nehanda of Zimbabwe
Toulouse-Lautrec and the fin-de-siécle by David Sweetman( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 242 libraries worldwide
Looking into the deep end by David Sweetman( Book )
3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
Picasso by David Sweetman( Book )
2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Queen Nzinga; the woman who saved her people by David Sweetman( Book )
2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
A tribal fever by David Sweetman( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Van Gogh his life and his art by David Sweetman( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Paul Gauguin : biografía de un salvaje by David Sweetman( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in Spanish and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Patrice Lumumba by David Sweetman( Book )
2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Paul Gauguin by David Sweetman( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
A study of the artist but also of Gaugin's age, the period of cultural ferment that produced Impressionism and Post-Impressionism
A life of Vincent van Gogh by David Sweetman( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
His life and his art by David Sweetman( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
The Adung kids by David Sweetman( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
How and why wonder book of the Arab world by David Sweetman( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The amulet by David Sweetman( Book )
3 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Skyjack over Africa by David Sweetman( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
スウィートマン, デイヴィッド
Languages
English (79)
French (11)
Spanish (3)
Japanese (2)
Czech (2)
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