Alias Olympia: A Woman's Search for Manet's Notorious Model & Her Own Desire

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C. Scribner's Sons, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 181 pages
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Eunice Lipton was a fledging art historian when she first became intrigued by Victorine Meurent, the nineteenth-century model who appeared in Edouard Manet's most famous paintings, only to vanish from history in a haze of degrading hearsay. But had this bold and spirited beauty really descended into prostitution, drunkenness, and early death -- or did her life, hidden from history, take a different course altogether? Eunice Lipton's search for the answer combines the suspense of a detective story with the revelatory power of art, peeling off ayers of lies to reveal startling truths about Victorine Meurent -- and about Lipton herself.

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Review: Alias Olympia: A Woman's Search for Manet's Notorious Model and Her Own Desire

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Couldn't relate to the author of this non-fiction book, so not really enjoyable for me. Read full review

Review: Alias Olympia: A Woman's Search for Manet's Notorious Model and Her Own Desire

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
18
Section 3
38
Copyright

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About the author (1992)

Eunice Lipton is the author of Looking into Degas: Uneasy Images of Women and Modern Life; French Seduction: An American's Encounter with France, Her Father and the Holocaust; and The Bad Brother. Her essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Nation, The Guardian, The Forward, Tikkun, The Women's Review of Books, and Art in America

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