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The Woman Who Always Loved Picasso

with illustrations by Jeff Fisher

Julia Blackburn and Jeff Fisher

Cover of The Woman Who Always Loved Picasso by Julia Blackburn
RRP: GBP 7.99
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ISBN: 978 1 784109 19 6
Categories: Art, British, Women
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: December 2019
64 pages (print version)
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Also available in: eBook (Kindle), eBook (PDF), Paperback
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  • Marie-Thérèse Walter was seventeen when she met Picasso. He was forty-six. These poems - as simple and direct as quick sketches - use her voice to tell the story of the relationship with Picasso and what it meant to her from its first beginnings, until the day on which she took her own life, three years after his death.

    The poems illuminate his love for a woman who was, as John Berger says, 'the sexually most important affair of his life'; they also, perhaps, make sense of Marie-Thérèse's love for him.

    Jeff Fisher's drawings animate the vivid voice of Marie-Thérèse, created with great immediacy by Julia Blackburn.
    Julia Blackburn
    Julia Blackburn is the daughter of the poet Thomas Blackburn and the painter Rosalie de Meric. She has written two novels (both shortlisted for the Orange Prize), a memoir The Three of Us (winner of the JR Ackerley Award), a collection of poems, Murmurations of Love, Grief and Starlings (Full Circle, ... read more
    'Blackburn is an idiosyncratic writer who never takes the beaten path to the heart of her subject ... There is humour here, a fresh quizzical eye on the artist and a lucid appreciation of what the pair gave each other and what they took.'

    Lucy Hughes-Hallett, The Oldie

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