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

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

Label
Optic nerve
Title
Optic nerve
Statement of responsibility
Maria Gainza ; translated from the Spanish by Thomas Bunstead
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • 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. The story captures the mysterious connections between a work of art and the person who perceives it
Member of
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
  • Women art historians
  • Artists
  • Art
  • Obsession in women
  • Social classes
  • Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Label
Optic nerve, Maria Gainza ; translated from the Spanish by Thomas Bunstead
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=4208960
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local libraries
  • Description based upon print version of record
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (91 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781948226172
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
C2DE6D05-08C9-4D3D-AC6F-ACA421CDCD35
System control number
  • on1085186430
  • (OCoLC)1085186430
Label
Optic nerve, Maria Gainza ; translated from the Spanish by Thomas Bunstead
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=4208960
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local libraries
  • Description based upon print version of record
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (91 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781948226172
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
C2DE6D05-08C9-4D3D-AC6F-ACA421CDCD35
System control number
  • on1085186430
  • (OCoLC)1085186430

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