Read Rage and Fire: A Life of Louise Colet, Pioneer Feminist, Literary Star, Flaubert's Muse by Francine du Plessix Gray Free Online
Book Title: Rage and Fire: A Life of Louise Colet, Pioneer Feminist, Literary Star, Flaubert's Muse|
The author of the book: Francine du Plessix Gray
Edition: Simon & Schuster
Date of issue: March 1st 1994
Format files: PDF
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ISBN 13: 9780671742386
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Read this book after having read all the letters and diaries of both Flaubert and Louise Colet (those that survived , anyway). The result was a startling discovery about the source material for Madame Bovary and the possible realization that Louise Colet may have actually written or at least guided Flaubert in the writing of the book. Colet being an already established writer when the unknown Flaubert met her bears this out as does his need to burn her letters that were written to him during the period og the writing. I used this and other information for my Honors thesisi as an undergrad.
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Read information about the authorFrancine du Plessix Gray, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated writer and literary critic, was born in Warsaw, Poland, where her father, Vicomte Bertrand Jochaud du Plessix, was a French diplomat - the commercial attaché. She spent her early years in Paris, where a milieu of mixed cultures and a multilingual family (French father and Russian émigré mother) influenced her.
Widowed when her father died in battle, in 1940 du Plessix Gray's mother escaped France to New York with Francine. In 1942, her mother married Alexander Liberman, another White émigré from Russia, whom she had known in Paris as a child. He was a noted artist and later longtime editorial director of Vogue Magazine and then of Condé Nast Publications. The Libermans were socially prominent in media, art, and fashion circles.
Francine du Plessix Gray then grew up in New York City, and was naturalized a U.S. citizen in 1952. She was a scholarship student at Spence School. She attended Bryn Mawr College for two years, and in 1952 received her B.A. in philosophy from Barnard College, NY.
In 1957 she married painter Cleve Gray (1918-2004) with whom she had two sons.
Du Plessix Gray has had a long and varied career, in the 1950s as reporter for several French magazines; book editor for Art in America New York City; staff writer for The New Yorker; several professorships, including at Columbia University.
Her most well-known book is 'Them:A Memory of Parents' (2005)