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Painting time / Maylis de Kerangal ; translated from the French by Jessica Moore.

Kerangal, Maylis de, (author.). Moore, Jessica, 1978- (translator.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374211929
  • ISBN: 0374211922
  • Physical Description: 230 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in French in 2018 by Éditions Gallimard, France, as Un monde à portée de main." --Title page verso.
"English translation originally publised in 2021 by Talonbooks, Canada" -- Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
"An aesthetic and existential coming-of-age novel exploring the apprenticeship of a young female painter"-- Provided by publisher.
In Maylis de Kerangal's Painting Time, we are introduced to the burgeoning young artist Paula Karst, who is enrolled at the famous Institut de Peinture in Brussels. With the attention of a documentary filmmaker, de Kerangal follows Paula's apprenticeship, punctuated by brushstrokes, hard work, sleepless nights, sore muscles, and long, festive evenings. After completing her studies at the Institute, Paula continues to practice her art in Paris, in Moscow, then in Italy on the sets of great films, all as if rehearsing for a grand finale: at a job working on Lascaux IV, a facsimile reproduction of the world's most famous paleolithic cave art and the apotheosis of human cultural expression.
Language Note:
In English. Translated from the French.
Subject: Women artists > Fiction.
Trompe l'oeil painting > Fiction.
Genre: Bildungsromans.

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