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Picture Palace

Theroux, Paul

Verlag: Ballantine Books, US, 1979
ISBN 10: 0345280423 / ISBN 13: 9780345280428
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Titel: Picture Palace

Verlag: Ballantine Books, US

Erscheinungsdatum: 1979

Einband: Mass Market Paperback

Zustand: Very Good


0345280423 Very good. Few creases. * Quality, Value, Experience. Buchnummer des Verkäufers WARE46KR2873

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Inhaltsangabe: ?Never a dull moment . . . Vivid and deft.? ? New York Review of Books

Maude Pratt is a legend, a photographer famous for her cutting-edge techniques and uncanny ability to strip away the masks of the world?s most recognizable celebrities and luminaries. Now in her seventies, Maude has been in the public eye since the 1920s, and her unparalleled portfolio includes intimate portraits of Gertrude Stein, Hemingway, and Picasso. While Maude possesses a singular capability to expose the inner lives of her subjects, she is obsessive about protecting her own, hiding her deepest secret in the ?picture palace? of her memory. But when a young archivist comes to stay in Maude?s Cape Cod home and begins sorting through her fifty years of work, Maude is forced to face her past and come to terms, at last, with the tragedies she?s buried.

?A breathtaking tale . . . Intangibly, intricately brilliant.? ? Telegraph (UK)

Inhaltsangabe: World-famous photographer Maude Coffin Pratt has pointed her lens at the beautiful, obscure, and obscene, and at the private places and public parts of the famous, from Gertrude Stein to Graham Greene. When the seventy-year-old Maude rummages through her archives in preparation for a triumphant retrospective, the resurrected images unleash a flood of suppressed memories -- of her extraordinary life, her celebrated subjects, and the dark, painful secret at the core of her existence.

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