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Nancy (Leanne Rowe) and Bill (Jamie Foreman) in “Oliver Twist” (2005)

Our culture has a bizarre relationship with prostitution. Prostitutes modeled for painters (e.g. Fillide Melandroni for Caravaggio) when ‘respectable’ women couldn’t; they were the subject of avant-garde works (Manet’s Olympia, Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon) and operas (Verdi’s La Traviata). In literature, Maupassant’s...

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Published on August 04, 2012 04:45 • 291 views
Average rating: 4.49 · 63 ratings · 42 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors

4.22 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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4.69 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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