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Marie Bashkirtseff; The Journal of a Young Artist: 1860-1884 (Classic Reprint)
Here is the record of an extraordinary life a book without a parallel, as Gladstone has called it. In these pages, science, art, literature, social questions, love, are treated with all the cynicism of a Machiavelli and the naivete of an ardent and enthusiastic girl. On a background solemn and somber as the steppes of her native land are traced pictures...
Here is the record of an extraordinary life a book without a parallel, as Gladstone has called it. In these pages, science, art, literature, social questions, love, are treated with all the cynicism of a Machiavelli and the naivete of an ardent and enthusiastic girl. On a background solemn and somber as the steppes of her native land are traced pictures that reflect the vivid hues, the luminous atmosphere, the life, the movement, the variety, of France, Spain, I taly. With a nature that was profoundly religious, and a spirit that was essentially skeptical, with ambition to conquer the universe, and a heart that yearned with a passionate longing for affection, demanding all things for herself, yet capable of the most utter self-abnegation, hoping a11- Vnings, and fearing all things alternately, clingpvg io life with an eagerness that is pathetic in its intensity, wishing for death with an eagerness no less pa-rietic, regarding herself by turns as the superior oings, and as less than the least of created beings. Marie Bashkirtsef Thas left us as her contribution tor ne literature of humanity these confessions, which no one who has a mind to think or a heart to feel can read unmoved. Certain portions of the Journal, which in its entirety might seem diffuse to American readers, have been omitted in the translation. M. J. S.(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the aged text.
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