The Unfinished Novel

The Unfinished Novel

Book - 2006
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"In this vital and heartbreaking collection of stories, Valerie Martin, turns an unflinching eye upon artists—driven and blocked, desired and detested, infamous and sublime, as they struggle beneath the tyranny of Art to reconcile their audience with their muse. A painter who owes his small success to a man he despises, discovers that his passivity has cost him the love that might have set him free. A writer of modest talents encounters the old love who once betrayed him; now she repels him, yet the unfinished novel she leaves in his hands may surpass anything he could ever produce himself. An American poet in Rome finds herself forced to choose between her lover and a world so alien it takes her voice away. A print maker, who has reached a certain age, enters so deeply into the magical world of her imagination that she can never find her way back. Martin explores the trials and rewards of human relationships and creative endeavor with all the ease and insight of a writer at the top of her form."--Publisher.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Contemporaries, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: FICTION MAR
Characteristics: 212 p. ; 21 cm

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Nov 17, 2016

These six stories, published as a collection in 2006 with some stories published individually earlier, all feature some form of artist and are about human relationships and creativity. Interesting and well-written.

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