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OLYMPIA: Paris in the Age of Manet

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Friedrich (Glenn Gould, The Grave of Alice B. Toklas—both 1989; City of Nets, 1986, etc.) now brings his rare historical imagination and narrative gifts to the art and politics, frivolity, eccentricity, and scandal of the Second Empire (1865-85) in Paris during the reign of Napoleon III. Ídouard Manet's life is the frame, his art a recurrent motif. As artistic inspiration, artifact, and social ... Read full review

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