The gentle voice of narrator Mary Sarah lends a wistful quality to this memoir by Francoise Gilot, Picasso's mistress of 10 years and the mother of two of his children. Forty years younger than Picasso, Gilot was a self-aware young woman coming into her own as an artist. She describes with remarkable candor the intimate details of their stormy relationship and of Picasso's artistic genius. Sarah's fluency in French is evident and adds authenticity to dialogue, names, and places in France. While she delivers most of the memoir in a light feminine tone, she drops to a remarkably lower and hushed register for Picasso, who notoriously tried to prevent the publication of this book in 1964. Today's listener will still find this memoir fascinating. J.E.S. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2020]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2020
DD ISBN 9781977365019 $24.99
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