Carrington: A Life
Carrington: A Life
Carrington: A Life

W. W. Norton & Company

Carrington: A Life

  • Publish Date: 1995-09-17
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina
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As richly textured as a novel, and as full of idiosyncrasy, pleasure, and pathos as real life. The author has done a wonderful job of conjuring, and Dora Carringtons story is vivid and moving. Meg Wolitzer

Here is an absorbing biography of the English artist Dora Carrington, who called herself simply Carrington . She was a woman who made a vivid impression on those she metshe was portrayed (or caricatured), for example, in novels by Wyndham Lewis, D. H. Lawrence, and Aldous Huxley. Hopelessly in love with the noted writer Lytton Strachey, she achieved notoriety by killing herself shortly after his death. A talented painter, living a bohemian life, Carrington was torn by conflicts as an artist and a woman, including the shrewd and inquisitive Bloomsbury group. Carringtons paintings, however, reveal much of her remarkable and original cast of mind, and since her death her reputation as an artist has grown steadily. Her work is new represented in major collections worldwide.

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