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The Lives of the Muses


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#1 Old Fashioned

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Posted 02 October 2002 - 03:47 PM

A new book by Francine Prose about women who inspired artists is out, and a certain famous dancer and choreographer are featured in it. http://www.chron.com...reviews/1591012

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Posted 02 October 2002 - 05:54 PM

I've read the book and enjoyed it enormously. It's an interesting assortment of muses -- from the tragic Elizabeth Siddal (Dante Gabriel Rossetti) to the self-promoter Yoko Ono. Two of the muses I already knew something about -- Hester Thrale, Samuel Johnson's friend (despite Francine Prose's designation, I don't think she qualifies as a muse), and the ballerina-muse to whom you allude. But I found the other portraits equally fascinating.

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Posted 03 October 2002 - 07:06 PM

Thank you for your input! I'll hopefully have time this weekend to go to the bookstore and look into it.


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