—“A message of hope to all women”
Some people experience too much, too young. Chaïbia Talal was only 13, living in the small village of Chtouka near El Jadida, Morocco, when she was forcibly married to a seventy year old man. A year later she became a mother, and the year after that her decrepit husband died and left her a widow at 15 years old.
Correcting the record
Art and the battle for identity
Why do great artists die young?
—Transcend criticism by embracing solitude
Winslow Homer would hate this biography. When his first biographer, a Boston art critic named William Howe Downes, contacted him for an interview, Homer replied:'It may seem ungrateful to you that after your twenty-five years of hard work in booming my pictures that I should not agree with you in regard to that proposed sketch of my life.