Picasso: Creator and Destroyer

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Simon & Schuster, 1988 - Biography & Autobiography - 558 pages
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Powerfully capturing his charismatic magnetism and obsessive passion, Picasso is the most intimate portrait ever of the man whose life and work are a personification of this tumultuous century. To be a six-hour ABC miniseries from the producer of Roots and The Thorn Birds. 32 pages of photos.

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The life of Picasso contains rich material for an accomplished celebrity biographer. Huffington's literary credentials are appropriate, but this book too frequently shifts from insight to psychosexual ... Read full review

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Oh my, what an unflattering, yet thoroughly absorbing, portrait of Pablo Picasso and the narcissistic circus that surrounded him. Like the car wreck you can't stop staring at, you want to look away ... Read full review


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About the author (1988)

Arianna Huffington was born on July 15, 1950, in Athens, Greece. At the age of 16, she moved to England, graduating from Cambridge University with an M.A. in Economics. She has been a noted columnist and reviewer for such magazines as Vogue and Cosmopolitan and is highly praised for her writings. She is now the director of the Center for New Black Leadership in Washington D.C. Huffington's books cover a wide range of topics. Her first book, The Female Woman, is a criticism of extremism in the feminist movement, detailing the shortcomings of the women's liberation movement. Her political involvement has made her a sought-after guest on talk shows; Huffington also hosted her own brief show, Critical Mass. She provided political coverage for Comedy Central for the 1996 election and has been working on a political satire show for that network. She has also written biographies of Maria Callas and Pablo Picasso that have become international bestsellers. Her book Third World America hit the New York Times best-seller list in September 2010.

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