The Fountain Of St. James Court; Or, Portrait Of The Artist As An Old Woman

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The Fountain Of St. James Court; Or, Portrait Of The Artist As An Old Woman

by Sena Jeter Naslund

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | May 5, 2014 | Trade Paperback |

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From the critically acclaimed bestselling author of Ahab''s Wife, Four Spirits, and Abundance comes a new novel, The Fountain of St. James Court.

Kathryn Callahan has been a writer for years and despite what anyone thinks or says, she finds great solace and reward in her work. But most of all, she is confident that her latest project, which studies the life and times of the French Revolutionary portrait artist Élisabeth Vigée-le Brun, will be her masterpiece: Portrait of the Artist as an Old Woman.

Told in two interwoven strands - one a modern-day story about a novelist; the other an ingenious novel-within-a-novel by the fictional novelist about a real historical figure, an artist - The Fountain of St. James Court; or, Portrait of the Artist as an Old Woman seamlessly blends art and history with a contemporary story to reveal a classic tale of love, strength, and the celebration of life featuring, Élisabeth Vigée-Le Brun, a minor character in Naslund''s Abundance.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 400 Pages, 5.12 × 0.79 × 0.79 in

Published: May 5, 2014

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061579505

ISBN - 13: 9780061579509

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The Fountain Of St. James Court; Or, Portrait Of The Artist As An Old Woman

The Fountain Of St. James Court; Or, Portrait Of The Artist As An Old Woman

by Sena Jeter Naslund

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 400 Pages, 5.12 × 0.79 × 0.79 in

Published: May 5, 2014

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061579505

ISBN - 13: 9780061579509

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From the critically acclaimed bestselling author of Ahab''s Wife, Four Spirits, and Abundance comes a new novel, The Fountain of St. James Court.

Kathryn Callahan has been a writer for years and despite what anyone thinks or says, she finds great solace and reward in her work. But most of all, she is confident that her latest project, which studies the life and times of the French Revolutionary portrait artist Élisabeth Vigée-le Brun, will be her masterpiece: Portrait of the Artist as an Old Woman.

Told in two interwoven strands - one a modern-day story about a novelist; the other an ingenious novel-within-a-novel by the fictional novelist about a real historical figure, an artist - The Fountain of St. James Court; or, Portrait of the Artist as an Old Woman seamlessly blends art and history with a contemporary story to reveal a classic tale of love, strength, and the celebration of life featuring, Élisabeth Vigée-Le Brun, a minor character in Naslund''s Abundance.

About the Author

Sena Jeter Naslund was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1942. She received a Bachelor's degree from Birmingham Southern College, where she received the B.B. Comer Medal in English, and a Master's degree and a doctorate from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. She has taught at the University of Louisville, the University of Montana, Indiana University (Bloomington), Vermont College, and the University of Montevallo. She has written several books including The Disobedience of Water, Ahab's Wife, Four Spirits, Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette, and Adam and Eve. She has won numerous awards including the Harper Lee Award, the Hall-Waters Southern Prize, the Southeastern Library Association Award, and the Alabama Library Association Award.

Editorial Reviews

"[A] lively and pointed variation on James Joyce''s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.this is an incisive and keenly pleasurable novel about women artists overcoming adversity to create "joyful work" that celebrates life''s beauty and wonder." - Booklist on The Fountain of St James Court

"How I love to open a new novel and transport myself into the mind of Sena Jeter Naslund. . . . [S]he instructs, forecasts, reminisces and thrills, and always delights paying tribute to creative women and bringing heroines to the fore. In Fountain/Portrait, Naslund, a master of literary fiction . . . explores the lives of two women as they look back on friendships, love, marriages, motherhood and likfelong fulfillment through artistic expression." - Louisville Courier Journal on Fountain/Portrait

"Naslund''s title is obviously a homage to James Joyce, but in reality, her novel is much more a tribute to the work of Virginia Woolf, particularly Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse. . . . [A]ny reader who has considered the intersection of art and (women) artists'' lives will find something that speaks to her here." - Bookreporter.com on Fountain/Portrait

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