From the Booker Prize-winning author of Possession come three intensely observed, beautifully written stories, each inspired by a painting of Henri ...Show synopsisFrom the Booker Prize-winning author of Possession come three intensely observed, beautifully written stories, each inspired by a painting of Henri Matisse, each revealing the intimate connection between seeing and feeling. In A.S. Byatt's hands, these tableaux come to life, exposing the unruliness of grief, desire and creativity.Hide synopsis
Description:Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 0679438823. Boards and...Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 0679438823. Boards and jacket have minimal shelf wear, boards are mildly bumped at corners and edges, pages are clean, blocks are deckled; Signed; 0.6 x 6.9 x 4.6 Inches; 134 pages; Signed by Author.
Description:Dust Jacket Included. Signed by Author(s) Random House, HB,...Dust Jacket Included. Signed by Author(s) Random House, HB, First U. S., **SIGNED** by author on title page, publisher's pictorial postcard laid in, F/F. Three stories related to the paintings of Henri Matisse, by the Booker prize-winning author. (Fiction)
Description:Very Good in Very Good jacket. Book. Signed. By Author 1st US...Very Good in Very Good jacket. Book. Signed. By Author 1st US stated with # 2 as lowest number on number line, signed on Title page by Author. Includes promotional postcard.
Description:Fine in Fine jacket. First American Edition, 1st printing....Fine in Fine jacket. First American Edition, 1st printing. Signed by A.S. Byatt on the tile page. LIKE NEW! This book is clean and bright, with no creases, no tears, and no markings. Dustjacket also in excellent condition; clean & bright, with no creases or tears.
Description:Very Good in Very Good jacket. Signed by Author Dust Jacket is...Very Good in Very Good jacket. Signed by Author Dust Jacket is plastic protected. Signed by author (dated January 6th 1994) on Title Page. This special edition contains three stories-"The Chinese Lobster", "Medusa's Ankles" and "Art Work"-haunted in different ways by the paintings of Henri Matisse.
Description:New. 0679438823. FLAWLESS COPY, BRAND NEW, PRISTINE, NEVER...New. 0679438823. FLAWLESS COPY, BRAND NEW, PRISTINE, NEVER OPENED-134 pages. "In three masterfully written stories loosely inspired by Matisse paintings, Byatt (Possession) dazzles with her evocation of sensuous detail while adroitly emphasizing the interconnectedness of life and art. In each one, a woman teetering on the edge of losing her emotional equilibrium finds a small nugget of comfort after some unsettling surprises. Susannah, the troubled middle-aged heroine of 'Medusa's Ankle, ' is drawn into a hairdressing salon by a Matisse reproduction on the wall. Byatt understands that a woman is most acutely vulnerable looking at her unadorned image in a mirror, and when the self-absorbed hairdresser confides that he plans to leave his wife for a young lover, Susannah's sudden outburst as she contemplates the loss of her youth, her attractiveness and her future is movingly real. Dr. Gerda Himmelblau, 'a solitary intellectual nearing retirement, ' has a quieter epiphany in 'The Chinese Lobster, ' but it is facilitated by a man whose sensibility about art and life she shares. Two doughty women captivate the reader in 'Art Work, ' a delightfully surprising tale in which the 'received' nature of art and a woman's role as muse are questioned with amusing insight. Byatt's lapidary prose shimmers with the colors she describes so intensely. Her understanding of human relationships is no less brilliant."
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