About Women: Conversations Between a Writer and a Painter by Lisa Alther, Françoise Gilot

By Lisa Alther, Françoise Gilot

A provocative and wide-ranging dialog among exact women—one American and one French—on the dilemmas, rewards, and calls for of womanhood.

Lisa Alther and Françoise Gilot were associates for greater than twenty-five years. even supposing from various backgrounds (Gilot from cosmopolitan Paris, Alther from small-town Tennessee) and assorted generations, they discovered they've got greatly in universal as girls who controlled to help themselves with careers within the arts whereas at the same time balancing the responsibilities of labor and parenthood.

About ladies is their prolonged dialog within which they discuss every little thing vital to them: their childhoods, the effect of warfare on their lives and their paintings, and their perspectives on love, type, self-invention, feminism, and baby rearing. additionally they speak about the artistic impulse and the significance of paintings as they reflect on what it potential to be a girl.

Show description

Read Online or Download About Women: Conversations Between a Writer and a Painter PDF

Similar biography books

Kennedy: The Classic Biography

Ted Sorensen knew Kennedy the fellow, the senator, the candidate, and the president as no different affiliate did. From his hiring as a legislative assistant to Kennedy's dying in 1963, Sorensen was once with him in the course of the key crises and turning points—including the amazing race for the vice presidency on the 1956 conference, the launching of Kennedy's presidential candidacy, the television debates with Nixon, and election evening at Hyannis Port.

Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War

During this really good biography T. J. Stiles deals a brand new realizing of the mythical outlaw Jesse James. even supposing he has frequently been portrayed as a Robin Hood of the previous west, during this ground-breaking paintings Stiles locations James in the context of the bloody conflicts of the Civil struggle to bare a way more advanced and critical determine.

Amelia Earhart: A Biography

She died mysteriously sooner than she was once 40. but within the final decade of her lifestyles Amelia Earhart soared from obscurity to popularity because the best-known woman aviator on the earth. She set checklist after record—among them, the 1st trans-Atlantic solo flight by means of a girl, a flight that introduced Earhart on a double profession as a fighter for women's rights and a tireless crusader for advertisement air commute.

I Am Mathematician

An autobiographical account of the mature years and profession of Norbert Wiener and a continuation of the account of his youth in Ex-prodigy.

Additional resources for About Women: Conversations Between a Writer and a Painter

Example text

Hugo Müller is also mentioned by the contemporary witness Karl Feierabend in an oral history interview file, LArch Berlin, C Rep 902-02-04, no. 41. Die Republik, Die Freiheit, Die Rote Fahne, each article dated 7 February 1919. The first names of his wife and his son were not mentioned, but from the age and last name of the abducted person, we can surmise that it must have been Arno. background, youth, and early union activities: 1880–1913 15 available sources on Richard Müller deal with his political life and impact exclusively; his private and family lives remain largely unknown.

446 as well as Müller 1924a , p. 94 and pp. 72–7. 7 The Reichstag had very limited influence. It controlled the budget, but the chancellor and his cabinet were named by the emperor without any parliamentary influence. 8 See Laschitza 2007, p. 237. 24 chapter 3 1914 was in the party’s pro-war majority and would later head the Weimar government, also came to see the darker side of such party discipline: ‘The absolute discipline of the SPD, celebrated as the most blessed sacrament of the party, is nearly impossible to understand today.

Because the employers were able to divide the workers in their small day-to-day struggles within the factory, even small victories there, to say nothing of broader revolution, understandably appeared remote. Once the lathe operators’ section of the German Metalworkers Union, the DMV, was established in 1904, the Agitation Committee within its Berlin branch 18 19 20 Müller 1915, p. 51. Müller 1913, p. 1. , p. 12. background, youth, and early union activities: 1880–1913 19 was at the forefront of the attempt to win over unorganised workers and to create a unionised core in workshops where collective resistance scarcely existed.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.34 of 5 – based on 26 votes