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Judith Thurman, critic and biographer, won the National Book Award and two foreign literary prizes for her work. The author of Cleopatra's Nose, to be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in October 2007, and Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette, she is a staff writer at The New Yorker and lives in New York City.
I'm enjoying as well as learning every every moment of it. Excellent literary biography.Published 2 days ago by Marcia Holtzman
The Baroness was a marvelous story teller and that comes thru in Ms. Thurmans account of her life.Published 4 months ago by cynthia timmerman
The main problem with the book is that Karen ( aka Isak, Tania, Tanne, etc.) is not particularly likeable. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jean Gross
Well-researched, totally absorbing work by a first-rate writer. Only regret not knowing about it 30+ years ago upon its original publication.Published 13 months ago by James Travis
Dinesen's life story evolves in Thurman's book as though an extension--or rather, a prequel--to Out of Africa, fleshing out what motivated and what impeded her writings.Published 22 months ago by Jacqueline Price