The Lives of the Muses

The Lives of the Muses : Nine women and the artists they inspired

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All loved, and were loved by, their artists, and inspired them with an intensity of emotion akin to Eros.

In a brilliant, wry, and provocative book, National Book Award finalist Francine Prose explores the complex relationship between the artist and his muse. In so doing, she illuminates with great sensitivity and intelligence the elusive emotional wellsprings of the creative process.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 33.02mm | 385.55g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0060555254
  • 9780060555252
  • 634,353

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"Prose make a remarkable case for the exceptionality of these women in their own right."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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