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Anka Muhlstein

Anka Muhlstein was awarded the Prix Goncourt in 1996 for her biography of Astolphe de Custine and has twice received the History Prize of the French Academy. Her most recent book is The Pen and the Brush: How Passion for Art Shaped Nineteenth-Century French Novels.
 (December 2018)

Józef Czapski: Self-Portrait with Lightbulb, 1958. An exhibition of his illustrated diaries is on view at the National Museum’s Józef Czapski Pavilion, Kraków, until December 9, 2018.

Time Regained

Almost Nothing: The 20th-Century Art and Life of Józef Czapski

by Eric Karpeles

Inhuman Land: Searching for the Truth in Soviet Russia, 1941–1942

by Józef Czapski, translated from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones and with an introduction by Timothy Snyder

Lost Time: Lectures on Proust in a Soviet Prison Camp

by Józef Czapski, translated from the French and with an introduction by Eric Karpeles

December 20, 2018 issue

Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun: Self-Portrait, 1790

A Most Successful Woman

Vigée Le Brun

an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, February 15–May 15, 2016; and at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, June 10–Sepember 11, 2016.

“Mundus Muliebris”: Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, peintre de l’Ancien régime féminin [“Mundus Muliebris”: Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, Female Painter of the Ancien Regime]

by Marc Fumaroli

March 24, 2016 issue

Marguerite of Valois as a child; portrait by François Clouet, circa 1561

The Victory of Queen Margot

The Rival Queens: Catherine de’ Medici, Her Daughter Marguerite of Valois, and the Betrayal That Ignited a Kingdom

by Nancy Goldstone

August 13, 2015 issue

Marie Duplessis (1824-1847), courtisane francaise, elle inspira le personnage de Marguerite Gauthier de

Broken Blossoms

The Lady of the Camellias

by Alexandre Dumas fils, translated from the French by Liesl Schillinger, with an introduction by Julie Kavanagh

The Girl Who Loved Camellias: The Life and Legend of Marie Duplessis

by Julie Kavanagh

September 26, 2013 issue

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