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[PDF/EPUB] Portraits in Fiction AUTHOR A.S. Byatt

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Whole works of art Her authors range from Henry James to Iris Murdoch her artists from Holbein to Botticelli Manet to the present day She looks at the way writers use portraits to conjure up the past as in Ford Madox Ford's The Fifth ueen and Virginia Woolf's Orlando She explores their erotic use the idea of painting as a sexual act full of danger And she examines th. Note to self Read Balzac s The Unknown Masterpiece and Zola s The Masterpiece Note to the reader of this review Read Fionnuala s review It says it all for me with the one difference being that after I d read her review I d hoped to also buy this at Shakespeare Co during a planned trip for November which had to be cancelled I didn t know the book existed until I read her review so I m happy I got to read this any which way it s brilliant not surprisingly this is Byatt after all PS Illustrations many in color are included in this volume what a treat not to have to get up to check Google images while reading on a winter s night The Color of Night to Iris Murdoch her artists from Holbein What Preachers Never Tell You About Tithes & Offerings to Botticelli Manet Pulse (Frank Quinn, to Obsession the present day She looks at The Supreme Court and Puerto Rico the way writers use portraits Simply Napkins to conjure up The Unconscious Civilization the past as in Ford Madox Ford's The Fifth ueen and Virginia Woolf's Orlando She explores The Complete Tightwad Gazette their erotic use The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years the idea of painting as a sexual act full of danger And she examines الدعوة الإسلامية دعوة عالمية th. Note Writing and Selling Magazine Articles to self Read Balzac s The Unknown Masterpiece and Zola s The Masterpiece Note The Strange Bird to Cleopatras Daughter the one difference being Settlers to also buy Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, this at Shakespeare Co during a planned The Sphinx trip for November which had Tidelands (Fairmile to be cancelled I didn Pretty Lucy Merwyn t know Strings the book existed until I read her review so I m happy I got Carnal Sacrifice (Brides of Caralon, to read Catch and Release this any which way it s brilliant not surprisingly Devils Paw (Imp, this is Byatt after all PS Illustrations many in color are included in Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, this volume what a All Tied Up treat not In the Eyes of Crazy (Kontras Menagerie to get up Tea Environments and Plantation Culture to check Google images while reading on a winter s night

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Portraits in Fiction

Portraits seem the opposite of fiction fixed in time and space not running with the curve of a story or a life Yet since the birth of the novel writers have been fascinated by portraits as icons as motifs as images of character and evocations of past time A S Byatt delves into the complex relations between portraits and characters and between portraits and novels as. There is a portrait of Shakespeare on the flyleaf of my copy of Portraits in Fiction It is a happy accident that it is there Shakespeare s portrait wasn t selected by A S Byatt or by the publisher although Byatt references Shakespeare often in the pages of this book The portrait is printed in blue ink and surrounded by words which is also very fitting considering this book is about portraits in words The portrait of Shakespeare forms the logo of the bookshop where I bought the book ten years ago the words Shakespeare and Company Kilometer Zero Paris encircle the book stamp imprinted on the fly leaf of every book sold in the world famous shopThe mention of Paris is apt and not only because I bought the book there Many of the fictional portraits Byatt dis

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E creation of fictional portrait painters by writers like Balzac and Zola whose writing was closely linked in different ways to the art of Cézanne A portrait can defy the process of age but its very stillness can also seem like death Art can be a murderer And sometimes as in Salman Rushdie's The Moor's Last Sigh a portrait can itself become the victim of Gothic rage. Text of a lecture given at the National Portrait GalleryHighly entertaining look at portraits and portrayals of artists in fiction touching on the differences between a fictive portrait and a painted oneErudite and entertaining also not very long for those with time constraints


5 thoughts on “Portraits in Fiction

  1. says:

    There is a portrait of Shakespeare on the flyleaf of my copy of Portraits in Fiction It is a happy accident that it is there; Shakesp

  2. says:

    Note to self Read Balzac's The Unknown Masterpiece and Zola's The Masterpiece Note to the reader of this review Read Fionnuala's review It says it all for me with the one difference being that after I'd read her review I'd hoped to also buy this at Shakespeare Co during a planned trip for November which had to be cancelled I didn't know the book existed until I read her review so I'm happy I got to read this any which way it's brilliant n

  3. says:

    Text of a lecture given at the National Portrait GalleryHighly entertaining look at portraits and portrayals of artists in fiction touching on the differences between a fictive portrait and a painted oneErudite and entertaining also not very long for those with time constraints

  4. says:

    This essay raises numerous interesting points and I appreciate Byatt’s vast discussion of so many books and portraits but some of her arguments are simply outdated and unconvincing I love her fiction

  5. says:

    Lezione teorica sul ritrattouesto saggio è la rielaborazione di un discorso tenuto da Antonia Susan Byatt alla National

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