Saturn has ratings and 11 reviews. Marysya said: Чудова книга в дуже хорошому перекладі. Отримала насолоду від прочитання. Похмура атмосфера. Sensational portrait of Francisco de Goya and his toxic relationship with his son. Saturn By Jacek Dehnel Translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones. Read “Saturn” by Jacek Dehnel with Rakuten Kobo. ‘ Jacek Dehnel has written a fictionalised account of the last years of the lives of Goya, Javier and.

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You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. When the sunlight is strong — though not as strong as in Madrid — I can see better, and then I get down to some painting. Our Lady of the Flowers. Padre Ignacio or the Song of Temptation. Each of the paintings features as an illustration within the book. Three pairs of spectacles on one big snout. Yes, this is an imaginative work of fiction that recreates the dysfunctional family of one of Spain’s great painters and cultural con, and no, I cannot attest to its historical accuracy.

In other words, in the pictorial images presented in these paintings, such as Saturn Devouring One of His ChildrenJavier himself is meant to be that child.

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AZJ rated it it was amazing May 10, Jacek Dehnel born is a poet, novelist, painter and translator. The Valley of the Fallen. Each of the paintings features as an illustration within dehne book.

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A Rose for Winter. The story is built fehnel the theory that Goya’s horrific series of Black Paintings were in fact the work of his son Javier, and were Javier’s way of expressing his feelings about his father.

As stated earlier in the comments, this verisimilitude does work. So literary invention is the dominant factor in Saturnloosely linked to facts that can be found in the available biographies of Goya and studies of his era. The portrait of Goya, as a genius and a monster, is far from unambiguous, which should perhaps be seen as the greatest merit of this novel.

This book was powerful because Dehnel knows how to make his research. By Night in Chile. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them.

When the book opens, Francisco has achieved considerable success and the family is wealthy, living in some style. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! Would you like us to take another look at this review? The Frost on His Shoulders. At the basic level it is a modern biographical novel about the life and work of Francisco Goya. To view it, click here. You’ve successfully reported this review.


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Marysia rated it really liked it Dec 19, Saturn is also the universal tale of an artist, occasionally shifting into an essay about art. Bertelsman Media, Saturn [Saturn], trans. The next conventional element is the family novel, revolving around an Oedipal bond and the drama of failed paternity. The deeply flawed relationship between the three generations produce an atmosphere of psychological tension.

While quirky in places, this novel entertained me in a way few do. jcek

dhnel Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Published October 18th by Dedalus first published March 9th No trivia or quizzes yet. The Underdogs, a Story of the Mexican Revolution. Als lezer vind je de vondst van de auteur nooit briljant als zijn werk je bladzijdenlang teleurstelt.