Literature Jane Alison The Love-artist

ISBN 13: 9780749005474

The Love-artist

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A darkly brilliant first novel imagines a missing chapter in the life of Ovid. Why was Ovid, the most popular author of his day, banished to the edges of the Roman Empire? Why do only two lines survive of his play Medea, reputedly his most passionate work, and perhaps his most accomplished? Between the known details of the poets life and these enigmas, Jane Alison has interpolated a haunting drama of passion and psychological manipulation. On holiday in the Black Sea, on the fringes of the Empire, Ovid encounters an almost otherwordly woman who seems to embody the fictitious creations of his soon-to-be-published Metamorphoses. Part Healer, part witch, she seems myth come to life. Enchanted and obsessed - and, for the first time in a long while, flush with inspiration - Ovid takes her back with him to Rome. But the inexorable pull of ambition leads him to make a Faustian bargain with fate that will betray his newfound muse. As the two of them become entangled in its snares, the reader is drawn deep into an ingeniously enacted meditation on love, art, and the desire for immortality

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"A small, twinkling jewel of a novel...wonderfully seductive...[Alison] has found a voice, at once modern and archaic, lyrical and potent, that mesmerizes the reader." --Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times" "Stunning...a swirling parable that touches on the opposed sorceries of art and magic, on tyranny and rebellion, and on the struggle of male and female." --Richard Eder, "The New York Times Book Review" "Exquisitely direct and moving...a powerful love story." --Michael Sheldon, "Baltimore Sun" "Brings alive Ovid's genius for poetry and savage thirst for immortality." --Deirdre Donahue, "USA Today"

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Jane Alison has a bachelor's degree in Classics from Princeton and an MFA from Columbia University. She lives in Germany. The Love-Artist is her first novel.

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Editorial: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN 10: 0749005475 ISBN 13: 9780749005474
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Descripción Farrar, Straus and Giroux. hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. UNUSED, BRAND NEW, NOT EX-LIBRARY, 258 pages. A darkly brilliant first novel imagines a missing chapter in the life of Ovid. Why was Ovid, the most popular author of his day, banished to the edges of the Roman Empire? Why do only two lines survive of his play Medea, reputedly his most passionate work, and perhaps his most accomplished? Between the known details of the poets life and these enigmas, Jane Alison has interpolated a haunting drama of passion and psychological manipulation. On holiday in the Black Sea, on the fringes of the Empire, Ovid encounters an almost otherwordly woman who seems to embody the fictitious creations of his soon-to-be-published Metamorphoses. Part Healer, part witch, she seems myth come to life. Enchanted and obsessed - and, for the first time in a long while, flush with inspiration - Ovid takes her back with him to Rome. But the inexorable pull of ambition leads him to make a Faustian bargain with fate that will betray his newfound muse. As the two of them become entangled in its snares, the reader is drawn deep into an ingeniously enacted meditation on love, art, and the desire for immortality. Nº de ref. de la librería 8596e

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