Portraits in Fiction - Byatt, and Byatt, A S
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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. In this intriguing, provocative little book, A.S. Byatt delves into the complex relations between portraits and characters, and between portraits and novels as whole works of art. Her authors range from Henry James to Iris Murdoch, her artists from Holbein to ...

Portraits in Fiction 2002, Vintage Books

ISBN-13: 9780099429845

Trade paperback

Portraits in Fiction 2002, Chatto & Windus, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780701173104