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Rachel Cohen

Berenson reviewed in Bookforum, New York Review of Books


In Bookforum, Thomas Micchelli writes that Bernard Berenson is "luminous" and concludes: "In her remarkable biography, Cohen approaches Berenson's life as a panorama full of artifice and profundity, whose brilliant flashes of color are inextricable from its substrates of shadow. The book leaves an indelible impression, not merely in the way it catalogues Berenson's accomplishments and failings, but also in its dissection of the struggle between desire and alienation that characterizes American art—and life—to this day."

The full review is here:

http://www.bookforum.com/review/12507


In the current issue of the New York Review of Books, Walter Kaiser writes that Bernard Berenson: A Life in the Picture Trade is: "Written with intelligence and understanding and often with impressive psychological insight…A thoughtful, short biography.”

If you are a subscriber to the New York Review you can read the full review here:

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2013/nov/21/passions-bernard-berenson/