George Sand : A Woman's Life Writ Large (Paperback)

Author: Jack, Belinda

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A fascinating biography of the grand dame of French literature sheds new light on the impact of Sand's life on her work--and vice versa. Belinda Jack unravels the many facets of this writer who counted among her friends and lovers everyone from Chopin and Liszt to Dostoevsky and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. of illustrations.


Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780679779186
SKU 30820151
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0679779183
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.15L x 1T
"[I]nsightful and impeccably researched....[A] richly hued and textured psychological portrait....Jack approaches her subject with eagerness and engagement."
"[Jack's] portrait of George Sand is sharply observant and judicious, but her commitment to Sand as an inspirational figure is never in doubt."
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Annotation This biography of George Sand (1804-1876) concentrates on her life rather than her writing, and posits the fascinating idea that Sand wrote about things as a sort of rehearsal for living them--including her sexual experiments.
First Line There is something wonderfully excessive about George Sand's life and writing.
Editors Note The author of classic novels including Indiana and Lélia, George Sand is perhaps better known for her unconventional life. Belinda Jack unravels the many facets of this writer who counted among her friends and lovers everyone from Chopin and Liszt to Dostoyevsky and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Sand defied convention by writing novels; but the fact that she was a cigar-smoking cross-dresser who took male and female lovers, declared marriage “barbarous,” and championed socialism made her a legend. Allowing Sand’s voice to be heard, but wise enough to question it, Jack presents a riveting study of a woman raised by her aristocratic grandmother and her prostitute mother, and whose life and work were forever fueled by rival worlds.
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Number of Pages 0432
Publisher Vintage Books
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