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The Worlds of Stephen Spender: I think continually of those who were truly great

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Over a life spanning the twentieth century, the celebrated writer Stephen Spender came into contact with – and connected – many of the most influential cultural figures of the era. Complementing a constellation of artworks by artists linked by personal friendship, family ties, or spiritual kinship to Spender – from Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud to Arshile Gorky – this publication is addressed to what he termed the ‘shared subject matter’ of art and literature and is replete with archival photos of Spender and his circle.

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  • English, Softcover with slipcase
  • 26 x 18 cm
  • 152 pages
  • 9783906915197
  • Sept 2018

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The Worlds of Stephen Spender: I think continually of those who were truly great

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The Artist

Arshile Gorky

Arshile Gorky was born an ethnic Armenian in Ottoman Anatolia in c.1904. Fleeing the genocide that claimed the life of his mother, he emigrated to the United States as a teenage refugee in 1920. After five years with relatives in Massachusetts, Gorky moved to New York and changed his name in honor of the celebrated Russian poet. Refusing all categories, whether artistic or political, as necessarily reductive, Gorky forsook assimilation in favor of celebrating his otherness, becoming a central figure of the cultural milieu of a city on the brink of Modernism.
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