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Sweetman, David 1943-

Overview
Works: 36 works in 167 publications in 5 languages and 5,984 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Fiction  Music 
Roles: Author, Producer
Classifications: ND653.G7, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Sweetman
Van Gogh : his life and his art by David Sweetman( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Gauguin : a life by David Sweetman( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography of the French artist describes his travels, lifestyle, love affairs, and the battle with syphilis that eventually took his life
Mary Renault : a biography by David Sweetman( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mary Renault wrote so sympathetically and with such candor about the male world of Ancient Greece and about love between men that many readers believed the best-selling author of The Last of the Wine, The King Must Die, and The Persian Boy must be a man. In reality, Mary Renault was the pseudonym for a surprising and intensely private woman, born Mary Challans in a genteel London suburb." "In this first biography, David Sweetman, who met and filmed Mary Renault for the BBC in 1981 and corresponded with her until her death in 1983, unravels the mystery of this unseen woman." "She began as a bookish, withdrawn child of disappointed parents and became a standard-bearer of the sexual revolution. She discovered scholarship at Oxford, in the days when women had only just been admitted, but abandoned the academic world for a nursing career. When, in 1947, she won an MGM award for $150,000, she embarked for South Africa with her lifelong companion, Julie Mullard, never to return to England. A revolutionary in sexual matters, she was accused of being politically reactionary; a passionate believer in Greek ideals of democracy and justice, she was among the first to join Black Sash, the women's movement that was in the forefront of the fight against apartheid, but over the years her disillusionment with radical politics led her to withdraw into a fictional world of her own creation." "With full access to Mary Renault's letters and papers and to the story of her long romance with Julie, David Sweetman reveals how, in its concerns, her life cannot be divorced from her fiction, combining a brilliantly textured picture of her life with a revealing analysis of the novels."--Jacket
Explosive acts : Toulouse-Lautrec, Oscar Wilde, Félix Fénéon and the art & anarchy of the fin de siècle by David Sweetman( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the life of Toulouse-Lautrec, his involvement "in a secret community of anarchist revolutionaries," his loyalty to Oscar Wilde, and his alliance to such outspoken social critics as Félix Fénéon.--Jacket
Women leaders in African history by David Sweetman( Book )

24 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Women have played a far more central role in Africa than the history books often suggest. Here are lively portraits of twelve key figures. Their periods of influence range from ancient Egypt to the colonial era. This book offers informative reading for secondary school and university students not only in Africa, but in the rest of the world. It will also have an appeal to the general audience interested in the role of women in history." -- Back cover
Paul Gauguin : a complete life by David Sweetman( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Franse schilder (1848-1903)
Toulouse-Lautrec and the fin-de-siécle by David Sweetman( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking into the deep end by David Sweetman( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picasso by David Sweetman( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen Nzinga; the woman who saved her people by David Sweetman( Book )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1976 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une vie de Vincent Van Gogh by David Sweetman( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in French and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tribal fever by David Sweetman( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in French and English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bishop Crowther by David Sweetman( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origin and development of the tower-house in Ireland by David Sweetman( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Gauguin : biografía de un salvaje by David Sweetman( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in Spanish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patrice Lumumba by Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja( Book )

3 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patrice Lumumba was a leader of the independence struggle in what is today the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as the country's first democratically elected prime minister. After a meteoric rise in the colonial civil service and the African political elite, he became a major figure in the decolonization movement of the 1950s. Lumumba's short tenure as prime minister (1960-1961) was marked by an uncompromising defense of Congolese national interests against pressure from international mining companies and the Western governments that orchestrated his eventual demise. Cold war geopolitical maneuvering and well-coordinated efforts by Lumumba's domestic adversaries culminated in his assassination at the age of thirty-five, with the support or at least the tacit complicity of the U.S. and Belgian governments, the CIA, and the UN Secretariat. Even decades after Lumumba's death, his personal integrity and unyielding dedication to the ideals of self-determination, self-reliance, and pan-African solidarity assure him a prominent place among the heroes of the twentieth-century African independence movement and the worldwide African diaspora
Van Gogh : his life and his art by David Sweetman( Recording )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skyjack over Africa by David Sweetman( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Gauguin by David Sweetman( Recording )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in Swedish and English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the artist but also of Gaugin's age, the period of cultural ferment that produced Impressionism and Post-Impressionism
The Moyo Kids by David Sweetman( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Paul Gauguin : a life
Alternative Names
David Sweetman British writer

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Mary Renault : a biographyExplosive acts : Toulouse-Lautrec, Oscar Wilde, Félix Fénéon and the art & anarchy of the fin de siècleWomen leaders in African historyPaul Gauguin : a complete lifeToulouse-Lautrec and the fin-de-siécleA tribal feverPaul Gauguin : biografía de un salvajeThe Moyo Kids