Picasso : creator and destroyer

by Huffington, Arianna Stassinopoulos, 1950-

Format: Print Book 1988
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction N 6853 .P5 S74 1988
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Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  N 6853 .P5 S74 1988
Monroeville Public Library Non-fiction 92 PICASSO
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Collection  Non-fiction
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Biography B PIC
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Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Blackstone offers polished performances of five very different pieces of literature. Three of the works are read by May, whose voice may initially sound a bit hard-edged but whose artistry will soon win over any doubters. May is at her best, perhaps, in the mystery Many Deadly Returns, where she maintains remarkable differentiation among the many daughters and sons-in-law of the murdered Lady Balaclava. In the Picasso biography, May clearly shares author Huffington's fascination with this complex artist and ably handles the French and Spanish pronunciations. May is equally at home in the famous Hamilton re-creation of Greek civilization; this recording is a signal addition to audio literature. Ward provides Heidi with the right Swiss rhythms and accents and truly enhances this classic. Kandinsky honors the distance that novelist Percy places between himself and his characters in The Last Gentleman with a calm, almost reportorial tone. Packaging, listener aids at the beginning and end of each cassette, and proof-listening are all of first-rate quality. ~--Ted Hipple"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "When Picasso's eight-year-old sister died of diphtheria, he decided God was evil but took her death as an omen that he should become a painter. Later, the youthful artist, rebelling against his father, left home for a few weeks and moved into a brothel. Impulsiveness, rebellion, guilt and sexual energy drove Picasso as he gave form to his inner demons. He wielded his art as a weapon, exacting vengeance for the wives and mistresses who died, went mad or committed suicide. Huffington, author of Maria Callas, has written an astonishing biography, a shocking portrait of a man driven by a compulsive need to destroy even as his creativity burst forth. Based on interviews and primary sources, this intriguing and exhausting book lifts the veil of secrecy surrounding Picasso's sexual and personal sadism, his compulsive fears and self-identification with Christ. First serial to the Atlantic; BOMC featured selection. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Picasso, Pablo, -- 1881-1973.
Artists -- France -- Biography.
Publisher New York :Simon and Schuster,1988
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 558 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Bibliography: pages 521-538.
ISBN 0671454463
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