The Resource Optic nerve, Maria Gainza ; translated from Spanish by Thomas Bunstead

Optic nerve, Maria Gainza ; translated from Spanish by Thomas Bunstead

Label
Optic nerve
Title
Optic nerve
Statement of responsibility
Maria Gainza ; translated from Spanish by Thomas Bunstead
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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 Géricault'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. Seductive and capricious, Optic Nerve marks the English-language debut of a major Argentinian writer. It is a book that captures, like no other, the mysterious connections between a work of art and the person who perceives it." --
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gainza, María
Dewey number
863/.7
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ7798.417.A36
LC item number
N4713 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art
  • Artists
  • Women art historians
  • Social classes
  • Buenos Aires (Argentina)
  • Domestic fiction
  • Autobiographical fiction
Label
Optic nerve, Maria Gainza ; translated from Spanish by Thomas Bunstead
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translated from Spanish
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
193 pages
Isbn
9781948226165
Isbn Type
;
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1049777041
  • 929225s
  • (OCoLC)on1049777041
  • 929225
Label
Optic nerve, Maria Gainza ; translated from Spanish by Thomas Bunstead
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translated from Spanish
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
193 pages
Isbn
9781948226165
Isbn Type
;
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1049777041
  • 929225s
  • (OCoLC)on1049777041
  • 929225

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