Search Results: "Francoise Giroud"


BOOK REVIEW

ALMA MAHLER OR THE ART OF BEING LOVED by Francoise Giroud
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1992

"Mahler's determination, which allowed her to survive the loss of children and husbands, and her life in prewar Vienna certainly deserve at least as much attention as the amount of benedictine she drank."
Although in this unsatisfying biography she describes Alma Mahler as a ``goddess who made a god of each of her lovers,'' Giroud (ed. in chief, L'Express; I Give You My Word, 1974) also depicts the composer's wife as an arrogant, narcissistic woman who played whatever role she was cast in by creative, demanding men who in turn adored her for conforming to their expectations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 18, 1995

"They will make agreeable companions for those anglophone readers who don't find their Parisian intellectual millieu too recherchÇ."
These transcripts of discussions by two French intellectuals— a man and a woman—about relations between the sexes make for generally delightful reading. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Sometimes endlessly informative (for instance, on pasta-making machinery) as it offers more in the way of pasta history than most readers have even begun to imagine."
Scholarly investigation of the quintessentially Italian carbohydrate. Read full book review >