Naked in the Marketplace: The Lives of George Sand

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Naked in the Marketplace The Lives of George Sand Who was George Sand She was the first famous Frenchwoman celebrated throughout Europe who wasn t either a saint or a king s mistress She was also the first woman in Europe to become a best selling nov
  • Title: Naked in the Marketplace: The Lives of George Sand
  • Author: Benita Eisler
  • ISBN: 9781582433493
  • Page: 352
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Who was George Sand She was the first famous Frenchwoman celebrated throughout Europe who wasn t either a saint or a king s mistress She was also the first woman in Europe to become a best selling novelist But her fame is inseparable from her notoriety the scandal of leaving a husband and child, setting up in Paris with an eighteen year old lover, liaisons and friendshWho was George Sand She was the first famous Frenchwoman celebrated throughout Europe who wasn t either a saint or a king s mistress She was also the first woman in Europe to become a best selling novelist But her fame is inseparable from her notoriety the scandal of leaving a husband and child, setting up in Paris with an eighteen year old lover, liaisons and friendships with men of talent and even genius de Musset, Chopin, Balzac, and Flaubert Politically engaged, Sand was literally, there at the revolution, those of 1831 and 1848, reporting, analyzing, denouncing, exhorting She believed always in Progress as she did in Love, though she was doomed to be betrayed in both Acclaimed literary biographer Benita Eisler sheds new light on the many roles, triumphs, and losses that together constituted Sand s overwhelming presence With nearly ninety novels, 20,000 letters, and thousands of pages of autobiographical writings and political commentary, how did Sand also have the time to live As Eisler reveals, hers seems like several lives literary, political, amorous, and domestic Earlier biographers have either flash frozen Sand into a feminist icon or blurred her in the dynamic of child of the century, but Naked in the Marketplace presents Sand at her essence the outsized persona and the inner woman, along with the unique and irreplaceable role she played in the history of her times.
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    Honestly, I feel as though I just ran a race to finish this book It desperately needs to slow down so you can get to really know the characters and their story George Sand, Amantine Lucile Aurora Dupin, 1804 1876 was the first woman in Europe to become a best selling novelist But not only that, she was able to financially support herself to earn both money and her freedom But it was her lifestyle of scandalous affairs with men, women and cross dressing which made her a controversial Parisian lit [...]

    Repeatedly abandoned and emotionally abused by her mother and strictly disciplined by her grandmother who despised her daughter in law, is it any wonder that George Sand born Aurore Dupin grew up with a deep need to be loved As the first best selling female novelist in Europe and a smart business woman, Sand s life was rife with sexual scandals and friction with her own family She had an inquisitive mind, was an intelligent observer of people but seems to have suffered from stunted emotional dev [...]

    Naked in the Marketplace is Henry James s phrase for George Sand s parading of her affair with Alfred de Musset in her fiction James, needless to say, preferred discretion in his aesthetic Sand shocked and titillated her contemporaries even when she took up with Chopin, a liaison that lasted nearly nine years, during which the composer produced half his works of genius.Sand s fiction is not much read today, although her letters are now complete in 26 volumes, and yet her life is better recorde [...]

    Oh, this hot, slutty book is a page turner Lives of George Sand Aurore Dupin Dudevant is right This woman became lovers with every man and at least one woman who happened upon her She created a life of her own and threw her entire story into her writings, hence the title naked in the marketplace She bared herself via her autobiographical fiction.Part of the creative class of early to mid 1800s Paris, Sand s cast of characters will implore you to make a list of all the other people from this time [...]

    An interesting work on the life of one of the female novelists of the 19th Century It is unfortunate that a lot of her letters both sent and received were disposed of or lost, but what remained has been used to good effect George Sand knew several of the artists and writers of her era, some of them much intimately than others Her novels came close to being autobiographical with barely disguised characters Ms Eisler gives us some literary criticism of a few of Sand s works She also provides us w [...]

    A good overview of George Sand It gives a good picture of the writer, Aurore Dupin, who turned herself into the phenomenon known as George Sand For someone who knows nothing of her life it is a good, brief introduction But i found it simplistic and it reads as if it had been written for a young adult audience Easy read, and it served my purpose I had known nothing of her except Chopin and cigars.

    disappointing a bit superficial too much glossed over or skipped in my opinion,but does show us how Sand was abused and neglected by her mother Sophie and did the same to her daughter Solange.

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