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Blue Self-Portrait

Blue Self-Portrait

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A probing, wild, and fascinating novel.--Publishers Weekly

On a flight from Berlin to Paris, a woman haunted by composer Arnold Schoenberg's self-portrait reflects on her romantic encounter with a pianist. Obsessive, darkly comic, and full of angst, Blue Self-Portrait unfolds among Berlin's cultural institutions, but is located in the mid-air flux between contrary impulses, with repetitions and variations that explore the possibilities and limitations of art, history, and connection.

Author: Noémi Lefebvre
Publisher: Transit Books
Published: 04/03/2018
Pages: 160
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.40lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.20w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9781945492105

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 01/29/2018
Kirkus Reviews 03/01/2018
Booklist 04/01/2018 pg. 50

About the Author

Noémi Lefebvre was born in 1964 and lives in Lyon. She studied music for over 10 years as a child and later obtained her Ph.D. on the subject of music education and national identity in Germany and France. She became a political scientist at CERAT de Grenoble II Institute. She is the author of three novels, all of which have garnered intense critical success in France.

Sophie Lewis is a literary editor and translator from French and Portuguese into English. She has translated Stendhal, Jules Verne, Marcel Aymé, Violette Leduc, Emmanuelle Pagano, and João Gilberto Noll, among others.

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