This week we sat down with dean and associate professor of art history at the new school laura auricchio who recently published a groundbreaking biography on the french founding father, the marquis. It contains much insightful analysis of its subject. Lafayette had been admitted on january 19, 1781, but he remained a silent member for the better part of three years. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Author laura auricchio provides a comprehensive study of the role of gilbert du motierbetter known as. She teaches art history, specializing in 18th and 19thcentury french and american history, art history, and visual culture. Laura auricchio recounts the life of lafayette, his desire for glory, and his contributions to the american cause. After returning to france, he was a key figure in the french revolution. The washington engraving, with inscription, may be considered as pictorial lobbying. Lafayette reconsidered by laura auricchio the new school. Readers who want to really understand lafayette should read laura auricchios the marquis.
The marquis lafayette reconsidered arlington public. Lafayette was born on september 6, 1757, laura auricchio tells us at the beginning of the marquis, but for whatever reason she neglects to tell us his full given name, an odd omission. Oct 24, 2014 lafayette was born on september 6, 1757, laura auricchio tells us at the beginning of the marquis, but for whatever reason she neglects to tell us his full given name, an odd omission. The marquis by laura auricchio lafayette saw in washington the image of cato and other classical republican heroes, as well as his own father. Author laura auricchios major purpose is to describe and assess lafayette s contributions to the american and french revolutions. Laura auricchio, grover gardner, a division of recorded books highbridge.
Go search best sellers gift ideas new releases deals store coupons. Lafayette and the antislavery movement draws from lafayette colleges rich collections of. Winner of the 2015 american library in paris book award the marquis. Lafayette reconsidered by laura auricchio the new school october 22, 2014.
All 21 npl locations are closed until monday, april 6. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. The titular term reconsidered may leave the reader thinking this is simply a character study of the marquis, but this would not do the work justice, as it is all too clear by the second half that this is an exceptionally researched fulllength chronicle of the noble revolutionarys life and times. In this major biography laura auricchio looks past the storybook hero and selfless. Auricchios marquis is one of the best books on lafayette i have read. Lafayette reconsidered by laura auricchio goodreads. Lafayette reconsidered, author laura auricchio provides a comprehensive study of lafayette s roles in both the american and french revolutions. The material is accessible, wellpresented, carefully documented and flows well. According to a new biography of lafayette, his legacy is often forgotten beyond the classroom. However, in france, his birth place and home his honor is a nul, a zero, a rien. Learn more about the hero of two worlds, at biography. Iscriviti a prime ciao, accedi account e liste accedi account e liste resi e ordini iscriviti a prime carrello. Author laura auricchios major purpose is to describe and assess lafayettes contributions to the american and french revolutions.
An exemplary biography through and through, lafayettes life and everlasting achievements are brilliantly memorialized by auricchio the marquis. If you spot a lafayette sign, please snap a photo and click here to add it to the lafayette lives album on facebook. Her book traces the french aristocrats life, from his tumultuous childhood overshadowed by the untimely death of his father through his formative. Jun 12, 2015 according to a new biography of lafayette, his legacy is often forgotten beyond the classroom.
Lafayette reconsidered by laura auricchio the new school by the new school. Mar 04, 2020 the titular term reconsidered may leave the reader thinking this is simply a character study of the marquis, but this would not do the work justice, as it is all too clear by the second half that this is an exceptionally researched fulllength chronicle of the noble revolutionarys life and times. Laura auricchio, dean of the school of undergraduate studies at the new school, discusses her new publication the marquis. Lafayette reconsidered by laura auricchio is the third biography of lafayette that i have read. Laura auricchio in a biography that looks past the storybook hero who cast aside family and fortune to advance the transcendent aims of liberty and justice, laura auricchio gives us a rich portrait of a man driven.
The president is missing by bill clinton and james patterson. Jefferson first met lafayette in 1781, when the young frenchborn general was dispatched to virginia to assist jefferson, then the states governor, in fighting off the british. May 22, 2015 posted in exhibitions tagged france, french founding father, history exhibition, interview, lafayettes return, lafayettes return. Laura auricchio discusses and signs copies of her book the marquis. Knopf, 2014 with luis jaramillo, director of the school of writing. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. This is a really good history book that is well written and researched. Citation formats are based on standards as of july 2010. Lafayette reconsidered audiobook by laura auricchio.453 1122 1128 1430 1079 1496 1182 33 382 1156 686 864 436 364 1011 166 715 225 163 278 396 542 1371 829 172 581 12 1371 842 43 163 1367 647 773 230 391 226 771 665 679 725 132 1246