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Francine du Plessix Gray (1930–2019)

Autor(a) de At Home with the Marquis de Sade: A Life

16+ Works 1,585 Membros 32 Reviews

About the Author

Francine du Plessix was born in Warsaw, Poland on September 25, 1930. She received a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Barnard College in 1952. For two summers she studied at the Black Mountain College in North Carolina. After writing radio reports at the United Press for two years, she moved to mostrar mais Paris to report on fashion for the French magazine Réalités. She returned to the United States and married the painter Cleve Gray in 1957. She wrote both fiction and nonfiction. Her novels included Lovers and Tyrants, World Without End, October Blood, and The Queen's Lover. Her nonfiction works included Divine Disobedience: Profiles in Catholic Radicalism, Hawaii: The Sugar-Coated Fortress, Soviet Women: Walking the Tightrope, and biographies of the poet Louise Colet, the Marquis de Sade, Simone Weil, and Madame de Staël. Them: A Memoir of Parents won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2006. She died from complications of congestive heart failure on January 13, 2018 at the age of 88. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Associated Works

The Man in the Iron Mask (1847) — Introdução, algumas edições5,861 cópias
Surfacing (1972) — Introdução, algumas edições4,338 cópias
Philosophy in the Boudoir: Or, The Immoral Mentors (1795) — Introdução, algumas edições1,061 cópias
Two Serious Ladies (1943) — Introdução, algumas edições805 cópias
The Best American Essays 2003 (2003) — Contribuinte — 314 cópias
Augustine of Hippo: Selected Writings (1984) — Tradutor, algumas edições300 cópias
Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1969-1975, Volume 2 (1998) — Contribuinte — 271 cópias
The Best American Essays 2001 (2001) — Contribuinte — 237 cópias
XXX: 30 Porn-Star Portraits (2004) — Contribuinte — 159 cópias
Trials of the Resistance (1970) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
The Berrigans (1971) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Cleve Gray: Man and Nature 1975-2004 (2007) — Prefácio — 8 cópias

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Gray, Francine du Plessix
Nome de batismo
Gray, Francine du Plessix
Outros nomes
du Plessix, Francine (birth name)
Data de nascimento
1930-09-25
Data de falecimento
2019-01-13
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA (naturalized)
Local de nascimento
Warsaw, Poland
Local de falecimento
Manhattan, New York, USA
Locais de residência
Paris, France
Rochester, New York, USA
Warren, Conneticut, USA
Educação
Barnard College
Bryn Mawr College
Spence School
Ocupação
biographer
literary critic
novelist
essayist
journalist
Relacionamentos
Liberman, Alexander (step-father)
Gray, Cleve (husband)
Organizações
The New Yorker
Premiações
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Literature ∙ 1992)
Pequena biografia
Francine du Plessix grew up in New York City with glamorous parents, the power couple Alexander Liberman (her stepfather), editorial director of Condé Nast, and the aristocratic Tatiana du Plessix, milliner to high society. They were both Russian émigrés who entertained grandly at their Manhattan townhouse. Francine won a scholarship to the Spence School and studied philosophy and religion at Bryn Mawr and Barnard Colleges. In 1957, after a brief career in fashion publishing, she married Cleve Gray, a painter. The couple had two sons and lived in a Connecticut farm house. Francine du Plessix Gray worked as a reporter and wrote numerous books, including the Pulitzer Prize-nominated At Home With the Marquis de Sade: A Life (1998) and a memoir, Them (2005), that chronicled "the chimeric world of couture" her parents inhabited.

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Weil's story itself is fascinating, which kept me going through the book. As a biography it was good in places but overall mediocre. Among other things, the author seemed intent on convincing readers that Weil was essentially anorexic. Perhaps it's true, but I didn't pick up this book for a retroactive diagnosis of Weil's eating habits.

Overall I don't at all regret reading it, but maybe it's worth investigating a different biography of Weil.
 
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andyinabox | outras 4 resenhas | Jan 17, 2024 |
write about comments from those you know who hold opposing views of Simone - with which do you most agree?
 
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Overgaard | outras 4 resenhas | Jan 18, 2023 |
The acclaimed author of Rage and Fire provides a definitive portrait of the complex life and times of one of the twentieth century's most profound thinkers and describes her diverse roles as intellectual, activist, union organizer, philosopher, and Christian mystic.
 
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PendleHillLibrary | outras 4 resenhas | Jun 16, 2022 |
Weil's story itself is fascinating, which kept me going through the book. As a biography it was good in places but overall mediocre. Among other things, the author seemed intent on convincing readers that Weil was essentially anorexic. Perhaps it's true, but I didn't pick up this book for a retroactive diagnosis of Weil's eating habits.

Overall I don't at all regret reading it, but maybe it's worth investigating a different biography of Weil.
 
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dfwftw | outras 4 resenhas | Dec 27, 2019 |

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Obras
16
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Membros
1,585
Popularidade
#16,275
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Resenhas
32
ISBNs
64
Idiomas
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