In her essay on the photographer Diane Arbus in the January 15 issue of The New York Review Janet Malcolm gets some facts wrong. In Patricia Bosworth’s rich biography Diane Arbus: A Biography (Open Road Media), Bosworth deftly describes the dark side of Arbus, who. Diane Arbus: A Biography. Patricia Bosworth, Author W. W. Norton & Company $ (0p) ISBN Tweet. More By and About This Author.

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Great companion book to have read before seeing the wonderful film “Fur”. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Just okay as a book: Who Stole My Spandex? I feel angry too. This was a depressing book as Diane was a depressed person portrayed in this book.

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Interestingly she hated being associated as a “rich kid. Jan 27, Martha rated it really liked it Shelves: Diane was a really fascinating person, and to be so famously mysterious a person I was impressed by how re I have never read a bio as engrossing as this. The Best Books bozworth Author Bosworth does not shy away from the difficult aspects of one of the finest female artists of the last century. Paperbackpages. If Bosworth did any such research, it doesn’t come through.

While Bosworth says at the start the family wouldn’t talk to her for the book, there are a lot of quotes from various family members. You’ve successfully reported this review.


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Arbus arhus remained an enigma until the publication of this first full biography. I sense desperation in her ability to confront these worlds that she was afraid of.

She had had a bad reaction to one type of anti-depressants in combination with the Pill, so she wouldn’t try any other anti-depressants with or without the Pill. References to this book The Soul’s Code: Yes, it’s well written, well researched and a terrific, if tragic, story My recommendation: Arbus had an eye for the absurd and her unsettling subject arbjs reflects her own unsettled life.

Find your local bookstore at www. This is an interesting and informative biography of Diane Arbus. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. While Bosworth did not shy away from Arbus’ deviant sexual proclivities, she avoided that salacious detail Lubow enjoyed indulging in, which may account for the shorter version. Arbus herself remained an enigma until the publication of this first full biography. She pulled stories out of people, which is why she was able to take such interesting pictures.

The last two-thirds of the book just feels like a list of places and people Arbus photographed, and pstricia of her money troubles, which seemed never-ending, but it just feels all surface, to me.


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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Parental involvement does not play much of a role and there is little known about her relationship with her mother.

Many of the important or remarkable diabe Bosworth includes in her biography as reference points are unknown now. My one criticism of this book was the low quality of the photographs in my edition. Nobody Said Not to Go. Ratings and Reviews 1 3 star ratings 1 reviews. Patricia Bosworth has created a spellbinding portrait.

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In fact she sounds like she may have suffered from Radical Attachment Disorder, something children from neglected households can develop. As bpsworth aside, only Hollywood could have cast tall, red-haired Nicole Kidman to play short dark Arbus in the movie about her, “Fur. Aug 04, Fiona rated it liked it Shelves: Selected pages Title Page.

Nov 08, Christopher rated it liked it. He was one of the most fiercely independent stars ever.

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