The White Blackbird: A Life of the Painter Margarett Sargent by Her Granddaughter [NOOK Book]

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

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Overview

“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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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.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393344370
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/2/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 1,164,113
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Honor Moore
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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