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Gray, Francine du Plessix

Overview
Works: 90 works in 253 publications in 3 languages and 13,395 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  History  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction  Love stories 
Roles: Illustrator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3557.R294, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Francine du Plessix Gray
Soviet women : walking the tightrope by Francine du Plessix Gray ( Book )
14 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 1,543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses conditions in the Soviet Union affecting women and presents their viewpoints on equality
The queen's lover : a novel by Francine du Plessix Gray ( Book )
12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Queen's Lover" reveals the untold love affair between Swedish aristocrat Count Axel von Fersen and Marie Antoinette
Lovers and tyrants by Francine du Plessix Gray ( Book )
16 editions published between 1967 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stephanie is brought from France to America during World War II, here she meets and marries an American; but, she grows restless and takes to a life of drugs and nonstop sex
Simone Weil by Francine du Plessix Gray ( Book )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and French and held by 1,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Simone Weil, du Plessix Gray vividly evokes the life a patriot, mystic, and activist, a pampered intellectual who believed in the redemptive value of manual labor, an ascetic who craved sensuous beauty, the daughter of a secular Jewish family who yearned to enter the Catholic Church, Simone Weil died at the age of thirty-four after a long struggle with anorexia. But her tremendous intellectual legacy foreshadowed many of the twentieth century's great changes and continues to influence religious thought today. Du Plessix Gray's biography traces Weil's transformation from privileged Parisian student to union organizer, activist, and philosopher, as well as the complex evolution of her ideas on Christianity, politics, and sexuality. This subtle and compelling biography illuminates an enigmatic figure and early feminist whose passion and pathos will fascinate a wide audience. Francine du Plessix Gray's biography of the Marquis de Sade, At Home with the Marquis de Sade, was hailed by The New York Times Book Review as a "boldly imaginative retelling" of his life & garnered the critically acclaimed author a Pulitzer Prize nomination. In Simone Weil, du Plessix Gray vividly evokes the life of an equally complex & intriguing figure. A patriot & a mystic, an unruly activist plagued by self-doubt, a pampered intellectual with a credo of manual labor, an ascetic who craved sensuous beauty, Simone Weil died at the age of thirty-four & whose premature death came after a long struggle with anorexia. But her tremendous intellectual legacy foresaw many of the twentieth century's great changes & continues to influence philosophy today. Simone Weil traces this seminal thinker's transformation from privileged Parisian student to union organizer, activist, & philosopher as well as the complex evolution of her ideas on Christianity, politics, & sexuality. In this thoughtful & compelling biography, du Plessix Gray illuminates an enigmatic figure & early feminist whose passion & pathos will fascinate a wide audience of readers
At home with the Marquis de Sade : a life by Francine du Plessix Gray ( Book )
15 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After years of indulging a variety of sexual aberrations, experiences he used in novels such as Justine, Philosophy in the Boudoir, and The 120 Days of Sodom, Sade was imprisoned on the basis of an arrest warrant issued by Louis XVI at his mother-in-law's instigation. Throughout his thirteen years in jail, Madame de Sade was her husband's principal solace and his only lifeline to reality. It was only upon the onset of the French Revolution, when Sade was finally freed from the Bastille, that Pelagie made a sudden about-face from her decades of abject devotion
Them : a memoir of parents by Francine du Plessix Gray ( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A daughter's homage to the extraordinary lives of two fascinating, irrepressible people who were larger than life emblems of a bygone age. Tatiana du Plessix, Russian wife of a French diplomat, and Alexander Liberman, a gifted magazine editor and aspiring artist, lived as part of the artistic Russian émigré community in Paris in the 1930s. The two began a passionate affair and fled to New York with Tatiana's young daughter, Francine. There they rose to the top of high society, holding court to the midcentury's intellectuals and entertainers, friends like Marlene Dietrich, Salvador Dalí, and the publishing tycoon Condé Nast. Tatiana became an icon of New York fashion, and the hats she designed for Saks Fifth Avenue were de rigueur for stylish women everywhere. Liberman eventually came to preside over the Condé Nast empire. The glamorous life they shared was both creative and destructive and was marked by an exceptional bond forged out of their highly charged love and raging self-centeredness.--From publisher description
World without end : a novel by Francine du Plessix Gray ( Book )
7 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rage and fire : a life of Louise Colet, pioneer feminist, literary star, Flaubert's muse by Francine du Plessix Gray ( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What is less known about Louise Colet is that at the apogee of her career she was, along with George Sand, one of the most famous women writers in France, a prolific author equally fluent in poetry, fiction, historical essays, and journalism. Known as "the Muse," Colet presided over a renowned salon of mid-nineteenth-century Paris
Divine disobedience : profiles in Catholic radicalism by Francine du Plessix Gray ( Book )
15 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hawaii: the sugar-coated fortress by Francine du Plessix Gray ( Book )
8 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
October blood by Francine du Plessix Gray ( Book )
8 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in French and English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Madame de Staël : the first modern woman by Francine du Plessix Gray ( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"One of the great literary forces of her age or any age, Germaine de Stael was born into the political and intellectual aristocracy of her time. The daughter of Jacques Necker, Louis XVI's finance minister; she married Sweden's ambassador to the French court and for two decades held the limelight as a political figure and prolific writer. Admittedly not a beauty, she was nonetheless notoriously seductive and enjoyed whirlwind affairs with some of the most influential men of her time. She was demonized by Napoleon for her forthrightness, her powerful intellect, and her prestigious salon, a hothouse of subversive ideas and sexual intrigue. The Emperor exiled her, on and off, for the last two decades of her life." "Madame de Stael - force of nature, exuberant idealist, and ultimate enthusiast - waged a lifelong struggle against all that was tyrannical, cynical, or passionless in her time; and left a legacy of enlightened liberalism that radiated throughout Europe during the nineteenth century."--Jacket
Adam & Eve and the city : selected non-fiction by Francine du Plessix Gray ( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The queen's lover by Francine du Plessix Gray ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gray crafts a sweeping tale about the infamous affair between Marie Antoinette and Swedish nobleman Count Axel Von Fersen. In 1774, the 19-year-old Dauphine of France meets the handsome Count at a masquerade ball in Paris, igniting a decades-long romance that lasts into the French Revolution
The burden of the Berrigans ( Book )
2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It's modern : the eye and visual influence of Alexander Liberman by Charles Churchward ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume celebrates the creative eye and inspiration of the man who, through his art, photography, design, magazine work, and social life, influenced and changed our visual culture. This volume presents the commercial work and artwork of Alexander Liberman. He was not only one of the world's most powerful editorial art directors, he was also a respected photographer, artist, and graphic designer. His personal exploration and relationships through these mediums shaped his own artistic vision that would alter the relationship of art, design, and fashion forever. In the early '40s, he became art director of Vogue, and then editorial director for Condé Nast Publications from 1960 to 1994. His transformation of Vogue from a stately publication to the bold and lively publication that it is today forever changed the way women and men viewed fashion and style. 'It's modern' pairs Liberman's professional efforts with his personal artwork and design
Drahtseilakte : Frauen in der Sowjetunion by Francine du Plessix Gray ( Book )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in German and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Simone Weil by Francine du Plessix Gray ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Looks at the life of the twentieth-century philosopher whose intellectual legacy foresaw many of the twentieth century's great changes and continues to influence philosophy today
Was wir träumen, wenn wir lieben : das leben der Louise Colet : literatin, feministin, Geliebte Flauberts by Francine du Plessix Gray ( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mon cher volcan, ou, La vie passionnée de Louise Colet by Francine du Plessix Gray ( Book )
2 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Dju Plessi Grej, Frensis 1930-
Du Plessix Gray, Francine.
Du Plessix-Gray, Francine 1930-
DuPlessix-Gray, Francine 1930-
Gray, Francine D.
Gray, Francine du Plessix
Gray, Francine du Plessix, 1930-
Gray, Francine DuPlessix 1930-
Plessi Grej, Frensis dju 1930-
Plessix Gray, Francine du.
Plessix Gray, Francine du, 1930-
グレイ, フランシーヌ
グレイ, フランシーヌ・デュ・プレシックス
Languages
English (145)
French (8)
German (7)
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