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Them

A Memoir of Parents

Them( )
Author: du Plessix Gray, Francine
ISBN:978-1-59420-049-6
Publication Date:May 2005
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint:Penguin Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $29.95
Book Description:

The much-acclaimed biographer's unflinchingly honest, wise, and forgiving portrait of her own famous parents: two wildly talented Russian émigrés who fled wartime Paris to become one of New York's first and grandest power couples. Tatiana du Plessix, the wife of a French diplomat, was a beautiful, sophisticated "white Russian" who had been the muse of the famous Russian poet Vladimir Mayakovsky. Alexander Liberman, the ambitious son of a prominent Russian Jew, was a gifted magazine...
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Book Details
Pages:544
Detailed Subjects: Family & Relationships / Parenting / General
Biography & Autobiography / Fashion
Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural & Social
Biography & Autobiography / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.32 x 9.62 x 1.4 Inches
Book Weight:1.87 Pounds
Author Biography
du Plessix Gray, Francine (Author)
Francine du Plessix was born in Warsaw, Poland on September 25, 1930. She received a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Barnard College in 1952. For two summers she studied at the Black Mountain College in North Carolina. After writing radio reports at the United Press for two years, she moved to Paris to report on fashion for the French magazine Réalités. She returned to the United States and married the painter Cleve Gray in 1957.

She wrote both fiction and nonfiction. Her novels included Lovers and Tyrants, World Without End, October Blood, and The Queen's Lover. Her nonfiction works included Divine Disobedience: Profiles in Catholic Radicalism, Hawaii: The Sugar-Coated Fortress, Soviet Women: Walking the Tightrope, and biographies of the poet Louise Colet, the Marquis de Sade, Simone Weil, and Madame de Staël. Them: A Memoir of Parents won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2006. She died from complications of congestive heart failure on January 13, 2018 at the age of 88.

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