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DRAMATIS PERSONAE

JACQUES DOUCET

JEANNE DOUCET 

SONIA ROUX†

SERVILLE ROUX†

PAUL POIRET

Géry Pierret - Apollinare's secretary

Dr. Alphonse Crozier*

Charles Vignier

André Joubin

Surrealists

ANDRÉ BRETON

Paul Eluard

Louis Aragon

Max Ernst

 

 

Poets & Writers

MAX JACOB

GUILLAUME (KOSTRO) APOLLINAIRE

André (The Peregrine) Suarès

André (Longfingers) Salmon

 

Picasso’s models at the Bateau Lavoir

Zora*

Choire*

 

 

Others

The Baroness de Faucheville*

Count Robert de Montesquieu

Josephine Baker

Conchita Ruiz - Picasso's young sister

Antoine Doucet

Edouard Doucet

 

Government

President Doumergue

Prime minister

All real people, except:

† Names changed 

* Fictional

Dealers & Collectors

AMBROISE VOLLARD

Père Mañach

Wilhelm Uhde

Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler

Gertrude Stein

Leo Stein

 

Artists

PABLO PICASSO

CARLES CASAGEMAS

Henri (Le Douanier) Rousseau

Rose Adler

Ramón Pichot

Henri Matisse

Séraphine Louis [de Senlis]

Marie Laurencin

Lovers

FERNANDE OLIVIER

Germaine Gargallo

Odette

Antoinette

Barcelona prostitutes

Madame Carmen*

Katterina*

Maria*

Dolores*

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 Les Demoiselles  d' Avignon

As soon as you decide that Les Demoiselles d’Avignon is a picture of, prostitutes welcoming, or threatening, or something, a suppliant male or a client, or whatever, then you can stop looking at the picture. Then you’ve got it out of your hair, and that’s exactly what Picasso didn’t want you to do. He wants you to be stuck with this as a profoundly resonant image that will never deliver its secrets. Germaine Greer.

A luscious, historical novel depicting Belle Époque Paris at the rupture point when the old regime breaks down and is replaced by modernity in both life and art. Picasso is the rock god of the age. Multi-layered and full of surprises – Doucet’s mystery unlocked, like “the Painting” itself provides a prism of vibrant and tragic tales. Featuring many key characters of the era, Picasso’s Revenge is a cultural milestone.     

Claire Palmer, Editor, International Times