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The Resource An episode in the life of a landscape painter, César Aira ; preface by Roberto Bolaño ; translated from the Spanish by Chris Andrews

An episode in the life of a landscape painter, César Aira ; preface by Roberto Bolaño ; translated from the Spanish by Chris Andrews

Label
An episode in the life of a landscape painter
Title
An episode in the life of a landscape painter
Statement of responsibility
César Aira ; preface by Roberto Bolaño ; translated from the Spanish by Chris Andrews
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
  • "An episode in the life of a landscape painter is the story of a moment in the life of the German artist Johann Moritz Rugendas (1802-1858). Greatly admired as a master landscape painter, he was advised by Alexander von Humboldt to record the spectacular landscapes of Chile, Argentina, and Mexico. Rugendas did in fact become one of the best of the nineteenth-century European painters to venture into Latin America. However this is not a biography of Rugendas. This work of fiction weaves an almost surreal history around Rugendas' trips to Argentina where he strived to achieve in art the "physiognomic totality" of Humboldt's scientific vision of the whole
  • A brief and dramatic visit to the pampas gives him the chance to fulfill his ambition but a strange episode that he cannot avoid absorbing savagely into his own body interrupts the trip and irreversibly marks him for life."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aira, César
Dewey number
863/.64
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ7798.1.I7
LC item number
E6513 2006
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Andrews, Chris
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Rugendas, Johann Moritz
Label
An episode in the life of a landscape painter, César Aira ; preface by Roberto Bolaño ; translated from the Spanish by Chris Andrews
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Publication
Note
"A New Directions paperbook original, NDP1035"--P. [4] of cover
Control code
ocm62421254
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
87 p.
Isbn
9780811216302
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005035053
Other physical details
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System control number
(OCoLC)62421254
Label
An episode in the life of a landscape painter, César Aira ; preface by Roberto Bolaño ; translated from the Spanish by Chris Andrews
Publication
Note
"A New Directions paperbook original, NDP1035"--P. [4] of cover
Control code
ocm62421254
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
87 p.
Isbn
9780811216302
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005035053
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)62421254

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