The Unknown Masterpiece

The Unknown Masterpiece

And, Gambara

Book - 2001
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A New York Review Books Original

One of Honor#65533; de Balzac's most celebrated tales, "The Unknown Masterpiece" is the story of a painter who, depending on one's perspective, is either an abject failure or a transcendental genius--or both. The story, which has served as an inspiration to artists as various as C#65533;zanne, Henry James, Picasso, and New Wave director Jacques Rivette, is, in critic Dore Ashton's words, a "fable of modern art."

Published here in a new translation by poet Richard Howard, "The Unknown Masterpiece" appears, as Balzac intended, with "Gambara," a grotesque and tragic novella about a musician undone by his dreams.
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, 2001
ISBN: 9780940322745
0940322749
Branch Call Number: FICTION Bal
Description: xxvii, 135 pages ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Gambara

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