Between Lives: An Artist and Her World
Dorothea Tanning, one of the twentieth-century's most original and provocative painters, delivers a vivid account of a fascinating life lived as an artist among artists. Tanning reveals not only her life story, but the irresistibly creative mind that propelled her to live it. From the small town of Galesburg, Illinois, to the art hubs of New York and Paris, Tanning traveled the world of Surrealism and went beyond it, with fellow explorers Virgil Thompson, George Balanchine, Alberto Giacometti, Dylan Thomas, Truman Capote, Joan Miró, James Merrill, and Max Ernst, to whom she was married for over thirty years. Their life together forms an important and moving part of her unforgettable story; a story which, spanning almost a century, magically unfolds through Tanning's incandescent prose.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DameMuriel - LibraryThing
A lot of this material appeared in the book Birthday some years before. The last few chapters, where Dorothea discusses her life after the death of Max Ernst, her newfound interest in poetry, the ... Read full review
Between lives: an artist and her worldUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
In this memoir, an expansion of Birthday, her 1987 collection of reminiscences, Tanning recounts her life and work. A noted painter and sculptor, Tanning moved in a circle that included some of the ... Read full review