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Girl in White

Authors: Sue Hubbard

Published by Cinnamon Press

ISBN: 9781907090684

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Girl in White is the extraordinary story of the German expressionist painter Paula Modershohn-Becker (1876-1907), told from the fictionalised perspective of her daughter, Mathilde. Becker was a pioneer of modern art in Europe, but denounced as degenerate by the Nazis after her death; Sue Hubbard draws on the artist’s diaries and paintings to bring to life her intense relationship with the poet Rainer Maria Rilke, and her struggle to find a balance between being a painter, wife and mother.

“Beautifully written and wholly knowledgeable – Girl in White is a triumph of literary and artistic understanding, a tour de force: masterly, moving.”
Fay Weldon

“A writer of genuine talent.”
Elaine Feinstein

“Lyrical, highly visual and beautifully observed.”
John Burnside on Depth of Field

Sue Hubbard is a novelist, poet and art critic. Her poem Eurydice is London’s largest public art poem, at Waterloo. Her latest collection, Ghost Station, was published in 2004. Depth of Field, her first novel, was published by Dewi Lewis in 2000; John Berger called it a “remarkable first novel”. Rothko’s Red and Other Stories was published in 2008. Sue is a regular contributor to the Independent and the New Statesman, and runs Creative Writing workshops at the Royal College of Art. She lives in London.

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