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The Resource Modern art : a novel, by Evelyn Toynton

Modern art : a novel, by Evelyn Toynton

Label
Modern art : a novel
Title
Modern art
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Evelyn Toynton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Belle Prokoff is the last of the famous generation of painters for whom art was a secular religion - worth any amount of struggle and sacrifice for its promise of redemption. She is also the widow of Clay Madden, who revolutionized American art, became a near-mythic figure, and died in a drunken car crash. Blunt, fierce, and scornful of the world's hypocrisy, Belle has passionately protected her husband's memory in the three decades since his death. She has also persevered with her painting while the denizens of the fashionable art scene fawn over her not for her own work but for the valuable Madden canvases she clings to as the last relic of her tormented marriage." "Now, facing the prospect of her impending death, Belle is confronted with another kind of threat: an unscrupulous biographer is snooping around in her past, working on a sensational book about Madden's life. Before her battle to silence him spirals out of control, she is forced to make her peace with people and events that have haunted her for decades."--Jacket
Summary
The ailing widow of a famous American painter protects her husband's public memory even as she lies dying
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2000
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059534
Cataloging source
DLC
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1950-
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Toynton, Evelyn
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Traffic accident victims
  • Biography as a literary form
  • Painters' spouses
  • Widows
  • Biography as a literary form
  • Painters' spouses
  • Traffic accident victims
  • Widows
Target audience
adult
Label
Modern art : a novel, by Evelyn Toynton
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm43555086
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
182 pages
Isbn
9781883285180
Lccn
00024570
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)43555086
Label
Modern art : a novel, by Evelyn Toynton
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm43555086
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
182 pages
Isbn
9781883285180
Lccn
00024570
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)43555086

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