Being Here Is Everything - The Life of Paula Modersohn-Becker

Author:   Marie Darrieussecq ,  Penny Hueston ,  Chris Kraus
Publisher:   Autonomedia
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9781635900088


Pages:   160
Publication Date:   07 August 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Being Here Is Everything - The Life of Paula Modersohn-Becker


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The short, obscure, and prolific life of the German expressionist painter Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876-1907), a significant figure in modernism. First published in France in 2016, Being Here Is So Much traces the short, obscure, and prolific life of the German expressionist painter Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876-1907). In a brief career, cut short by her death from an embolism at the age of thirty-one, shortly after she gave birth to a child, Modersohn-Becker trained in Germany, traveled often to Paris, developed close friendships with the sculptor Clara Westhoff and the poet Rainer Maria Rilke, and became one of her generation's preeminent artists, helping introduce modernity to the twentieth century alongside such other painters as Picasso and Matisse. Marie Darrieussecq's triumphant and illuminating biography at once revives Modersohn-Becker's reputation as a significant figure in modernism and sheds light on the extreme difficulty women have faced in attaining recognition and establishing artistic careers.

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Author:   Marie Darrieussecq ,  Penny Hueston ,  Chris Kraus
Publisher:   Autonomedia
Imprint:   Semiotext (E)
Dimensions:   Width: 13.70cm , Height: 1.00cm , Length: 20.30cm
Weight:   0.666kg
ISBN:  

9781635900088


ISBN 10:   1635900085
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   07 August 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Forthcoming
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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Language:   English

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In Darrieussecq's hands, Modersohn-Becker's story is both individual and exemplary: a frightening, energising fable that weirdly resembles a 19th-century version of Viv Albertine's punk memoir Clothes, Clothes, Clothes, Music, Music, Music, Boys, Boys, Boys, with Sid Vicious recast as the poet Rainer Maria Rilke. Paula Becker began to draw seriously at the age of 16.--Olivia Laing The Guardian


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Marie Darrieussecq published her first novel, Pig Tales, in 1996 at the age of twenty-seven, and it became an overnight sensation and bestseller, selling more than 300,000 copies and translated into more than thirty languages. The New Yorker described her as France's best young novelist, and she is recognized as one of the leading voices of French contemporary literature. Her novel Men was awarded the Prix M dicis and the Prix des Prix in 2013.

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