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‘Goldie Goldbloom has an eye for the dramatic and the morbid. Her novel about the real-life love affair, beginning in 1904, between artists Gwen John and Auguste Rodin, thirty-six years her senior, begins with a list of seventeen women – including Camille Claudel, Isadora Duncan, and Lady Victoria Sackville-West – whom Rodin allegedly bedded. One, we learn, was hit by a bus, one froze to death, three died by suicide, one from starvation, one in childbirth, one of a broken heart, one in the American bombing of Japan, one by accidental strangulation (possibly, it is suggested, during a sex act), and we all know what happened to Isadora Duncan. The last in her list is Gwendolen Mary John.’ (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Australian Book Review ABR no. 389 March 2017 10824710 2017 periodical issue

    'Welcome to the March issue! Highlights include:

    • Ross McKibbin on the Chilcot Report into the Iraq debacle
    • Margaret Harris on an ‘enthralling’ study of Queen Victoria
    • Morag Fraser on Mark Colvin’s dual memoir
    • Beejay Silcox on George Saunders’s début novel
    • The 2017 Peter Porter Poetry Prize shortlist

    (From ABR website)

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