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Author Gainza, Mar©Ưa, 1975- author.

Title Optic nerve / Maria Gainza ; translated from the Spanish by Thomas Bunstead.

Publication Info. New York : Catapult, 2019.
1 hold on first copy returned of 3 copies


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction  New Shelf  GAINZA,MAR    Available
 PAS Central Library Fiction  New Shelf  FIC GAINZA,M    DUE 07-08-19
 PAS Hastings Branch Fiction  New Shelf  FIC GAINZA,M    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Fiction.
Description 193 pages ; 22 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Translation of: Nervio ©đptico.
Summary The narrator of Optic Nerve is an Argentinian woman whose obsession is art. The story of her life is the story of the paintings, and painters, who matter to her. Her intimate, digressive voice guides us through a gallery of moments that have touched her. In these pages, El Greco visits the Sistine Chapel and is appalled by Michelangelo's bodies. The mystery of Rothko's refusal to finish murals for the Seagram Building in New York is blended with the story of a hospital in which a prostitute walks the halls while the narrator's husband receives chemotherapy. Alfred de Dreux visits G©♭ricault's workshop; Gustave Courbet's devilish seascapes incite viewers "to have sex, or to eat an apple"; Picasso organizes a cruel banquet in Rousseau's honor . . . All of these fascinating episodes in art history interact with the narrator's life in Buenos Aires--her family and work; her loves and losses; her infatuations and disappointments. The effect is of a character refracted by environment, composed by the canvases she studies.
Language Translated from Spanish.
Subject Art -- Fiction.
Artists -- Fiction.
Women art historians -- Fiction.
Social classes -- Fiction.
Buenos Aires (Argentina) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Domestic fiction.
Autobiographical fiction.
Added Title Nervio ©đptico. English
ISBN 9781948226165 (hardcover) $25.00
1948226162 (hardcover) $25.00

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