Some of My Lives

Some of My Lives

A Scrapbook Memoir

Book - 2011
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Rosamond Bernier has lived an unusually full life--remarkable for its vividness and diversity of experience--and she has known many (one is tempted to say all) of the greatest artists and composers of the twentieth century.

In Some of My Lives , Bernier has made a kind of literary scrapbook from an extraordinary array of writings, ranging from diary entries to her many contributions to the art journal L'OEIL , which she cofounded in 1955. The result is a multifaceted self-portrait of a life informed and surrounded by the arts.

Through the stories of her encounters with some of the twentieth century's great artists and composers--including Pablo Picasso, Leonard Bernstein, Max Ernst, Aaron Copeland, Malcolm Lowry, and Karl Lagerfeld--we come to understand the sheer richness of Bernier's experiences, interactions, and memories. The result is pithy, hilarious, and wise--a richly rewarding chronicle of many lives fully lived.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780374266615
Characteristics: viii, 292 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm


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Eufemia Jun 02, 2012

Perfect summer read, about an adventurous life of a well known art lecturer, socialite and a v funny lady.


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