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In this elegant set of stories, three modern women are touched in different ways by the paintings of Henri Matisse. In "e;Medusa's Ankles,"e; a distinguished translator visits a hair salon hoping to regain a hint of her youthful looks. Hung on the wall before her is one of Matisse's iconic portraits. In "e;Art Works,"e; the three inhabitants of one household-a generous wife, her petulant husband, and their regal housekeeper-make very different artists. And in "e;The Chinese Lobster,"e; a self-tortured, anorexic art student confronts the smug opulence of Matisse's nudes while pondering suicide.
|Publication date:||29th October 2009|
|Author:||A. S. Byatt|
|Publisher:||Blackstone Audio Blackstone Audio|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|