Saturn has ratings and 11 reviews. Marysya said: Чудова книга в дуже хорошому перекладі. Отримала насолоду від прочитання. Похмура атмосфера. Sensational portrait of Francisco de Goya and his toxic relationship with his son. Saturn By Jacek Dehnel Translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones. Read “Saturn” by Jacek Dehnel with Rakuten Kobo. ‘ Jacek Dehnel has written a fictionalised account of the last years of the lives of Goya, Javier and.

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Midnight Mass and Other Stories. So literary invention is the dominant factor in Saturnloosely linked to facts that can be found in the available biographies of Goya and studies of his era.

Boris Gerus, Dehneo, Hungarian: Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Kalligram, Saturn [Saturn], trans. Saturn is a fictionalised version of the personal life of the great Spanish Painter Goya.

Our Lady of the Flowers. The book includes a number of literary descriptions of paintings which interrupt the narrative, on the one hand acting as a counterpoint, while on the other providing comment on the events occurring within the story.

“Saturn” by Jacek Dehnel

The house is full of expensive art materials, many of them toxic, and as we read the alternating voices of jacfk Francisco and Javier we gain an impression of an artistic chaos which does nobody any good, but which provides fertile ground for a sort of tortured creativity which goes some way to explaining the choice of the themes of the Black Paintings.


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The writer conducts an inquiry into this case. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot. When the book opens, Francisco has achieved considerable success and the family is wealthy, living in some style. Saturn is a fictionalised version of the personal life of the great Spanish Painter Goya.

The book interweaves first person diary-style accounts from each of the three men; the embittered Francisco, the other-worldly and confused Javier and the scheming Mariano.

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January Buy online Related event: Would you like us to take another look at this review? He often turns saturnn the past, taking liberally from high culture, and particularly drawing from modernism.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Kamila rated it liked it Mar 29, Saturn will appeal to readers satuurn historical novels and anyone interested in Goya, his work and art in general. The next conventional element is the family novel, revolving around an Oedipal bond and the drama of failed paternity. I never told Javier this, but when La Pepa gave birth to him and was lying in bed, exhausted, strands of black hacek stuck to her sweating brow as the light falling from the window cast satjrn great stain across it, as if of lead white, I rushed into the city and cried to all whom I knew and all whom I did not that there was no finer sight in Madrid than this boy.


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How to write a great review. When the sunlight is strong — though not as strong as in Madrid — I can see better, and then I get down to some painting. This extraordinary old woman clearly fascinates her grandson, enchanting him with colorful stories from their family history, and those of the European intelligentsia.

And he gives it to that little brat. I am lacking in everything — except willpower.

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Only when I was eight or ten years old did I eaturn, while hiding in the pantry, our cook telling the knife grinder where that name came from: Francisco seems to have taken a dislike to his son from the start. The Shadow of the Wind.

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