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Pablo Ruiz Picasso : A Biography

O'Brian, Patrick

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ISBN 10: 0002116855 / ISBN 13: 9780002116855
Editorial: COLLINS, LONDON, 1976
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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This 1976 first edition copy is sold in FINE condition in a NEAR FINE unclipped dustwrapper. There is some fading to the dustcover. This was the first full length biography of one of the twentieth century's greatest artist and it is arguable that this work has never been eclipsed. Written by Patrick O'Brian, better known for his Aubrey/Maturin novels of advenmture at sea during the Napoleonic period, first editions are now very rare. This copy is in FINE condition in an unclipped dustwrapper that is sunned to the spine. Size: 512pp. N° de ref. de la librería 002093

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Título: Pablo Ruiz Picasso : A Biography

Editorial: COLLINS, LONDON

Año de publicación: 1976

Encuadernación: Hard

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good+

Edición: First Edition.

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"The best biography of Picasso."―Kenneth Clark

Patrick O'Brian's outstanding biography of Picasso is here available in paperback for the first time. It is the most comprehensive yet written, and the only biography fully to appreciate the distinctly Mediterranean origins of Picasso's character and art.

Everything about Picasso, except his physical stature, was on an enormous scale. No painter of the first rank has been so awe-inspiringly productive. No painter of any rank has made so much money. A few painters have rivaled his life span of ninety years, but none has attracted so avid, so insatiable, a public interest.

Patrick O'Brian knew Picasso sufficiently well to have a strong sense of his personality. The man that emerges from this scholarly, passionate, and brilliantly written biography is one of many contradictions: hard and tender, mean and generous, affectionate and cold, private despite the relish of his fame. In his later years he professed communism, yet in O'Brian's view retained to the end of his life a residual Catholic outlook.

Not that such matters were allowed to interfere with his vigorous sensuality. Sex and money, eating and drinking, friends and quarrels, comedies and tragedies, suicides and wars tumble one another in the vast chaos of his experience. he was "a man almost as lonely as the sun, but one who glowed with much the same fierce, burning life." It is with that impression of its subject that this book leaves its readers.

About the Author:

Patrick O'Brian's acclaimed Aubrey/Maturin series of historical novels has been described as "a masterpiece" (David Mamet, New York Times), "addictively readable" (Patrick T. Reardon, Chicago Tribune), and "the best historical novels ever written" (Richard Snow, New York Times Book Review), which "should have been on those lists of the greatest novels of the 20th century" (George Will).Set in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars, O'Brian's twenty-volume series centers on the enduring friendship between naval officer Jack Aubrey and physician (and spy) Stephen Maturin. The Far Side of the World, the tenth book in the series, was adapted into a 2003 film directed by Peter Weir and starring Russell Crowe and Paul Bettany. The film was nominated for ten Oscars, including Best Picture. The books are now available in hardcover, paperback, and e-book format.In addition to the Aubrey/Maturin novels, Patrick O'Brian wrote several books including the novels Testimonies, The Golden Ocean, and The Unknown Shore, as well as biographies of Joseph Banks and Picasso. He translated many works from French into English, among them the novels and memoirs of Simone de Beauvoir, the first volume of Jean Lacouture's biography of Charles de Gaulle, and famed fugitive Henri Cherrière's memoir Papillon. O'Brian died in January 2000.

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