Diane Arbus: A Biography Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Patricia Bosworth
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Chapters 1-8

• Bosworth describes the Russeks who emigrated from Poland and saved enough money to open a fur shop.

• David Nemerov's family emigrated from Russia.

• David worked in Russeks and fell in love with Gertrude, the owners' daughter.

• The Russek family objected to Gertrude's marriage to David.

• David is described as being obsessed with work and Gertrude as self-absorbed.

• Diane and Howard were inseparable as children, and their parents realized they were both leaning towards artistic pursuits.

• Diane attended the Ethical Cultural School.

• During the depression, Russeks managed to stay open.

• Diane and her friends, all being wealthy, were raised like Jewish princesses.

• Diane's house wasn't very happy. The children were described as being "spoiled and ignored."

• David had many affairs, and Gertrude became very depressed.

• Diane took ethics classes from Algernon Black and began to feel her life was too sanitary.

• Diane used to go on adventures...

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