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Bodies of art : French literary realism and the artist's model

Author: Marie Lathers
Publisher: Lincoln ; London : University of Nebraska Press, 2002.
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Looks at atelier politics through the lens of literature focuses in particular on the female model, with special attention to her race, ethnicity, and class. This title offers an account of the rise  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marie Lathers
ISBN: 0803229410 9780803229419
OCLC Number: 48753811
Description: 384 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Contents - List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction1; 1. Paris Qui Pose - The Female Model in Nineteenth-Century France; 2. Chi Era la Fornarina? - Raphael, Balzac, Ingres; 3. Forgotten in a Corner - Modeling in Le Chef-d'oeuvre inconnu and La Cousine Bette; 4. Posing at the Hotel Pimodan - Baudelaire and the Model; 5. Models, Monkeys, and Naturalism - The Goncourt Brothers' Manette Salomon; 6. The Model's Postpartum Belly - Zola's L'Oeuvre; 7. Maupassant, Mauclair, and Villiers - The Aging and Death of the Model; 8. Studies after Nature - The Photographic Model at the Turn of the Century; Conclusion; Notes; Works Cited; Index
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"In a literary tour-de-force, Lathers examines the ways that French literary realism and naturalism depict the artist's model. . . . Her lively prose tells an untold story in engaging style. Her Read more...

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