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The Resource Little dancer aged fourteen : the true story behind Degas's masterpiece, Camille Laurens ; translated from the French by Willard Wood

Little dancer aged fourteen : the true story behind Degas's masterpiece, Camille Laurens ; translated from the French by Willard Wood

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Little dancer aged fourteen : the true story behind Degas's masterpiece
Title
Little dancer aged fourteen
Title remainder
the true story behind Degas's masterpiece
Statement of responsibility
Camille Laurens ; translated from the French by Willard Wood
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Contributor
Author
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
She is famous throughout the world, but how many know her name? You can admire her figure in Washington, Paris, London, New York, Dresden, or Copenhagen, but where is her grave? We know only her age, fourteen, and the work that she did--because it was already grueling work, at an age when children today are sent to school. In the 1880s, she danced as a "little rat" at the Paris Opera, and what is often a dream for young girls now wasn't a dream for her. She was fired after several years of intense labor; the director had had enough of her repeated absences. She had been working another job, even two, because the few pennies the Opera paid weren't enough to keep her and her family fed. She was a model, posing for painters or sculptors--among them Edgar Degas. Drawing on a wealth of historical material as well as her own love of ballet and personal experiences of loss, Camille Laurens presents a compelling, compassionate portrait of Marie van Goethem and the world she inhabited that shows the importance of those who have traditionally been overlooked in the study of art
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
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Laurens, Camille,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Wood, Willard,
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  • Degas, Edgar
  • Goethem, Marie Geneviève van
  • Ballet dancers
  • Artists' models
  • ART
  • Artists' models
  • Ballet dancers
  • France
  • Ballet dancers
  • Artists' models
Target audience
adult
Label
Little dancer aged fourteen : the true story behind Degas's masterpiece, Camille Laurens ; translated from the French by Willard Wood
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Publication
Note
  • "Originally published in French as La petite danseuse de quatorze ans in 2017 by Éditions Stock, Paris."
  • Translated from French
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1020293420
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
166 pages
Isbn
9781590519585
Lccn
2018002054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028702004
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1020293420
Label
Little dancer aged fourteen : the true story behind Degas's masterpiece, Camille Laurens ; translated from the French by Willard Wood
Publication
Note
  • "Originally published in French as La petite danseuse de quatorze ans in 2017 by Éditions Stock, Paris."
  • Translated from French
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1020293420
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
166 pages
Isbn
9781590519585
Lccn
2018002054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028702004
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1020293420

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