Some Remarkable Men by James Lord
Further Memoirs

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With his critically acclaimed acute eye, James Lord has created another series of inimitably spirited, witty, profoundly moving portraits. Haunting, mesmerizing, and endlessly entertaining, Some Remarkable Men reverberates with Lord's unique gift for the intimate portrait.
 

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James Lord is an acclaimed American author who has lived in France for many years. His books include "Plausible Portraits of James Lord," "A Giacometti Portrait," "Giacometti: A Biography," and four volumes of memoirs. In recognition of his contribution to French culture, he was made an officer of the Legion of Honor.
 
Published September 30, 1996 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 360 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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In the longest section, Lord expands on his close relationship with Giacometti (Lord is too modest to claim friendship) to include his growing amity with Alberto's brother, Diego, and his vexatious dealings with his widow while trying to preserve Alberto's legacy in a biography.

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Lord (Picasso and Dora) lifts the biographical portrait to the level of daring, soul-searching, adventurous art form in these four resonant, beautifully written essays. He begins with Harold Acton, En

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The essay on Jean Cocteau finds Lord in the cross fire of a feud between the opium-taking dramatist/filmmaker/literary lion and Cocteau's close friend Pablo Picasso, whose long, steady decline as an artist Lord delineates.

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