The much-acclaimed biographer gives an unflinchingly honest, wise, and forgiving portrait of her own famous parents, two wildly talented Russian ...Show synopsisThe much-acclaimed biographer gives an unflinchingly honest, wise, and forgiving portrait of her own famous parents, two wildly talented Russian immigrants who fled wartime Paris to become one of New York's first and grandest "power couples."Hide synopsis
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Description:Good + in good + jacket. A Memoir Of Parents. G+ hardcover in G...Good + in good + jacket. A Memoir Of Parents. G+ hardcover in G+ jacket. Moderate edgewear to covers. Small spot to bottom edge scuffed through to board. Pages al clean/unmarked. Binding solid. Jacket unclippedc/clean. Few shallow scrapes to jacket. Mild edgewear. Solid. SIGNED/Inscribed by author on title page. 529 pp.
Description:Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. . Hardcover. Author SIGNED and...Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. . Hardcover. Author SIGNED and inscribed 'To Valerie, with all good wishes, Francine Gray, June 2005". Penguin Press HC, The, 2005. 1st Edition/1st Printing. Fine Book in Near Fine Dust Jacket. Price Intact. Light shelf wear to Jacket. Overall, a clean and tight copy to add to a collection or read and enjoy. Dust Jacket protected with a new archival cover. Bubble wrapped and shipped promptly in a box.; Signed by Author.
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Description:Fine in very good dust jacket. SIGNED by author on title page ...Fine in very good dust jacket. SIGNED by author on title page (signature only). 1st edition, 1st printing, complete number line. Some edgewear to dust jacket. Book fine. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 544 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. The National Book Critics Circle Award-winning autobiography by the author of 'Madame de Staël' and 'The Queen s Lover'. Where possible, all books come with dust jacket in a protective mylar sleeve, sealed in a ziplock bag, wrapped in bubble wrap, shipped in a box.
Description:Very Good in Fine jacket. Collectible. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall....Very Good in Fine jacket. Collectible. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 529 pp., illus., bib. notes, index; 24 cm. Near fine. Tight, clean copy. Age toning. First Edition, First Printing. Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. "Tatiana du Plessix, the wife of a French diplomat, was a beautiful, sophisticated 'white Russian' who had been the muse of the famous Russian poet Vladimir Mayakovsky. Alexander Liberman, the ambitious son of a prominent Russian Jew, was a gifted magazine editor and aspiring artist. As part of the progressive artistic Russian émigré community living in Paris in the 1930s, the two were destined to meet. They began a passionate affair, and the year after Paris was occupied in World War II they fled to New York with Tatiana's young daughter, Francine. There they determinedly rose to the top of high society, holding court to a Who's Who list of the midcentury's intellectuals and entertainers. Flamboyant and outrageous, bold and brilliant, they were irresistible to friends like Marlene Dietrich, Salvador Dalí, and the publishing tycoon Condé Nast. But to those who knew them well they were also highly neurotic, narcissistic, and glacially self-promoting, prone to cut out of their lives, with surgical precision, close friends who were no longer of use to them. Tatiana became an icon of New York fashion, and the hats she designed for Saks Fifth Avenue were de rigueur for stylish women everywhere. Alexander Liberman, who devotedly raised Francine as his own child from the time she was nine, eventually came to preside over the entire Condé Nast empire. The glamorous life they shared was both creative and destructive and was marked by an exceptional bond forged out of their highly charged love and raging self-centeredness. Their obsessive adulation of success and elegance was elevated to a kind of worship, and the high drama that characterized their lives followed them to their deaths. Tatiana, increasingly consumed with nostalgia for a long-lost Russia, spent her last years addicted to painkillers. Shortly after her death, Alexander, then age eighty, shocked all who knew him by marrying her nurse. Them: A Portrait of Parents is a beautifully written homage to the extraordinary lives of two fascinating, irrepressible people who were larger than life emblems of a bygone age. Written with honesty and grace by the person who knew them best, this generational saga is a survivor's story. Tatiana and Alexander survived the Russian Revolution, the fall of France, and New York's factory of fame. Their daughter, Francine, survived them. / Francine du Plessix Gray is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and the author of numerous essays and books, including Simone Weil, At Home with the Marquis de Sade: A Life, Rage and Fire, Lovers and Tyrants, and Soviet Women. She lives with her husband, the painter Cleve Gray."-Publisher.
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