The White Blackbird: A Life of the Painter Margarett Sargent by Her Granddaughter

The White Blackbird: A Life of the Painter Margarett Sargent by Her Granddaughter

by Honor Moore
     
 

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“A striking portrait of a woman artist’s struggle for life.” —Arthur Miller

Margarett Sargent was an icon of avant-garde art in the 1920s. In an evocative weave of biography and memoir, her granddaughter unearths for the first time the life of a spirited and gifted woman committed at all costs to self-expression.

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“A striking portrait of a woman artist’s struggle for life.” —Arthur Miller

Margarett Sargent was an icon of avant-garde art in the 1920s. In an evocative weave of biography and memoir, her granddaughter unearths for the first time the life of a spirited and gifted woman committed at all costs to self-expression.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A chronicle of a high-born, spirited woman's fight for creative expression and her own sanity at the dawn of modern art. (July)
Boston Globe
“Engrossing, beautifully written . . . but also touching in its candor about the flawed character of a beloved relation.”
New York Times Book Review
“Haunting and . . . complex . . . part biography, part memoir, of the woman who happened to be [Honor Moore’s] grandmother.”
The Nation
“Ambitious and searching . . . as rich in casually telling detail as only an authentic family album could be.”
New York Review of Books
“It is a virtue of this autobiographical biography that it succeeds in evoking the unfathomable nature of a personality.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393344370
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/02/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
File size:
4 MB

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Meet the Author

Honor Moore is a poet and the author of The Bishop’s Daughter. She lives in New York City and teaches at the New School and Columbia University.

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