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The artist of disappearance : three novellas, Anita Desai

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The artist of disappearance : three novellas
Title
The artist of disappearance
Title remainder
three novellas
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Anita Desai
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Language
eng
Summary
"Written late in Anita Desai's illustrious career, these three novellas ruminate on art and memory, illusion and disillusion, and the sharp divide between life's expectations and dreams and its realities. Set in India in the not too distant past, the stories' diverse surroundings and dramas frame universal themes, which illuminate the ways in which various aspects of the Indian culture can nourish or suffocate. All are served up with Desai's characteristic perspicuity, subtle humor and quiet, sensitive writing. Overwhelmed by their own lack of purpose, the men and women who populate these tales set out on unexpected journeys that present them with a fresh sense hope and opportunity. In "The Museum of Final Journeys," a bored and officious junior civil servant imagines he's about to discover a museum filled with priceless treasures; in "Translation," a middle-aged woman has the chance to translate an unknown writer and in the process, impress the woman she most admires; in "The Artist of Disappearance," a documentary film crew, looking to expose the ecological havoc of illegal mining and logging, stumbles upon an artistic creation of unspeakable beauty, hidden from the world by its creator, a local recluse. But these are not heroic characters, and when confronted with defining moments, they struggle against their circumstances, their passivity and the disappointments of their daily lives, like so many flies in a spider's web. An impeccable craftsman, Desai remains evenhanded, elegantly setting the stage for all attendant human frailties to play out."
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Title
The artist of disappearance
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Summary
A trio of artful novellas by the award-winning author of The Zigzag Way ruminates on memory, illusion and expectation and is set in India of the recent past, where its protagonists embark on unexpected journeys that offer renewed hope and opportunity
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10013934
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9499.3.D465
LC item number
A88 2011
Literary form
fiction
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adult
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Anita Desai
The artist of disappearance : three novellas, Anita Desai
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The artist of disappearance : three novellas, Anita Desai
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Contents
  • Museum of final journeys
  • Translator translated
  • Artist of disappearance
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ocn755678823
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Dimensions
22 cm.
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Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
156 p.
Isbn
9780547577456
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011028560

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