Down Below download free [PDF and Ebook] by Leonora Carrington

Down Below download free [PDF and Ebook] by Leonora Carrington year 2017
  • Book name: Down Below
  • Author: Leonora Carrington
  • Release date: 2017/9/13
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Art and Photography
  • ISBN: 9781681370606
  • Rating: 8.48 of 10
  • Votes: 804
  • Review by: Virginia Torrence
  • Review rating: 8.31 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/14
  • Total pages: 96
  • Includes a PDF summary of 8 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: A stunning work of memoir and an unforgettable depiction of the brilliance and madness by one of Surrealism's most compelling figures In 1937 Leonora Carrington-later to become one of the twentieth century's great painters of the weird, the alarming, and the wild-was a nineteen-year-old art student in London, beautiful and unapologetically rebellious. At a dinner party, she met the artist Max Ernst. The two fell in love and soon departed to live and paint together in a farmhouse in Provence. In 1940, the invading German army arrested Ernst and sent him to a concentration camp. Carrington suffered a psychotic break. She wept for hours. Her stomach became 'the mirror of the earth'-of all worlds in a hostile universe-and she tried to purify the evil by compulsively vomiting. As the Germans neared the south of France, a friend persuaded Carrington to flee to Spain. Facing the approach 'of robots, of thoughtless, fleshless beings,' she packed a suitcase that bore on a brass plate the word Revelation. This was only the beginning of a journey into madness that was to end with Carrington confined in a mental institution, overwhelmed not only by her own terrible imaginings but by her doctor's sadistic course of treatment. In Down Below she describes her ordeal-in which the agonizing and the marvelous were equally combined-with a startling, almost impersonal precision and without a trace of self-pity. Like Daniel Paul Schreber's Memoirs of My Nervous Illness, Down Below brings the hallucinatory logic of madness home.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 5H23M12S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Biography: General, Styles: Surrealism & Dada, Biography: Arts & Entertainment, Memoirs, Autobiography: Arts & Entertainment, Autobiography: Literary
  • Available formats: TXT, DOC, EPUB, JPG, WORD, PDF, PNG, HTMLZ. Compressed in IMG, RAR, GZ, RZ, ZIP
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 12.01 USD
  • Dimensions: 128x204x8mm
  • Weight: 135g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States

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