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Peggy Guggenheim

The Shock of the Modern

Peggy Guggenheim( )
Author: Prose, Francine
Series title:Jewish Lives Ser.
ISBN:978-0-300-20348-6
Publication Date:Jan 2015
Publisher:Yale University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $46.99
Book Description:

A spirited portrait of the colorful, irrepressible, and iconoclastic American collector who fearlessly advanced the cause of modern art

Book Details
Pages:224
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Artists, Architects, Photographers
Art / History / General
Antiques & Collectibles / Art
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.5 x 21.2 x 2.254 cm
Book Weight:0.444 Kilograms
Author Biography
Prose, Francine (Author)


Francine Prose was born on April 1, 1947. She graduated from Radcliffe College in 1968. She received the PEN Translation Prize in 1988 and received a Guggenheim fellowship in 1991. Francine Prose novel The Glorious Ones, has been adapted into a musical with the same title by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. It ran at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City in the fall of 2007. Prose has served as president of PEN American Center, a New York City based literary society of writers, editors, and translators that works to advance literature in 2007 and 2008.

Prose novel, Blue Angel, a satire about sexual harassment on college campuses, was a finalist for the National Book Award. One of her novels, Household Saints, was adapted for a movie by Nancy Savoca. In 2014 her title Lovers at the Chameleon Club - Paris 1932, made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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