Format:
Book
Author:
Laurens, Camille, author.
Title:
Little dancer aged fourteen / Camille Laurens ; translated from the French by Willard Wood.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Other Press, 2018.
Description:
166 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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 didbecause 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 wasnt 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 werent enough to keep her and her family fed. She was a model, posing for painters or sculptorsamong 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.
Subjects:
Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917. Little dancer.
Goethem, Marie Geneviève van, 1865-
Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917 Little dancer.
Goethem, Marie Geneviève van, 1865-
Little dancer (Degas, Edgar).
Little dancer (Degas, Edgar).
Ballet dancers -- France -- Biography.
Artists' models -- France -- Biography.
Artists' models.
Ballet dancers.
ART / Individual Artist.
Artists' models -- France -- Biography.
Ballet dancers -- France -- Biography.
France.
Genre:
Biography.
Biographies.
Biographies.
Biography.
Other Author:
Wood, Willard, translator.
Other Title:
Petite danseuse de quatorze ans. English
Notes:
"Originally published in French as La petite danseuse de quatorze ans in 2017 by Éditions Stock, Paris."
LCCN:
2018002054
ISBN:
9781590519585
1590519582
Other Number:
1020293420
System Availability:
1
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
1
Control Number:
409009
Call Number:
709.2 B
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
1
# System items in:
1