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The Great Man by Kate Christensen
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Jan 15, 12

Read on January 15, 2012

Two versions of an artist's biography were written near simultaneously. The two authors focus on the women who surrounded the great man. His wife, long time mistress, daughters, sister and his affairs. All the while these women come into their own, markedly later in life than expected but the spell around the painter is broken and they are all able to see him for what he was.

Some markedly poignant segments about life and love. But otherwise lacking in the prose I expect in a literary novel. Somewhat disappointingly the book is devoid of imagery and a book so intertwined with the beauty of art well should in my opinion have some imagery.

The story was good. A little contrived but who doesn't enjoy a good girl power book once in a while.


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