Books by Carolyn Burke

NO REGRETS by Carolyn Burke
Released: March 24, 2011

"Though Piaf ruined her health and died young, this lucid, unsentimental appraisal suggests that she had the life she wanted, filled with 'hectic drama' fueled by the singer's 'boundless joie de vivre.'"
Another sharp, culturally resonant biography from Burke (Lee Miller, 2005, etc.)—this one an empathetic depiction of the French chanteuse as famed for her love affairs as for songs like "La vie en rose." Read full book review >
LEE MILLER by Carolyn Burke
Released: Dec. 5, 2005

"Burke's graceful biography restores Miller to attention; students of art photography, in particular, will want a look."
Illuminating life of the once-renowned model, photographer and traveler who drew few distinctions between life and art. Read full book review >
BECOMING MODERN by Carolyn Burke
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Readers fascinated by the period of artistic hoppingness in Europe and New York between the wars will be glad of this book; otherwise, better to wait for Farrar Straus's promised (but still unscheduled) reissue of Loy's poetry before committing to read about her. (b&w photos, not seen)"
An impressively detailed but cold and disagreeable biography of the neglected modernist poet and visual artist Mina Loy. Read full book review >