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A Piece of the World

A Piece of the World


作者  /  Christina Baker Kline

出版社 / WILLIAM MORROW AND COMPANY, INC.

出版日期 / 2017/02/21

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$399

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凝結在畫作中那一刻成為永恆的她,重新活了過來──
世界名畫《克里斯蒂娜的世界》中的女子,有著什麼樣的人生故事?

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《克里斯蒂娜的世界》描繪一名行動不便的女子背影,她臥於荒涼的農場荒園上,望著遠方的房屋……有如《戴珍珠耳環的少女》受名畫所啟發的架空設定,本書描繪美國當代畫家安德魯.魏斯(Andrew Wyeth, 1917-2009)畫作《克里斯蒂娜的世界》(Christina’s World)背後虛實融合的故事,訴說克里斯蒂娜如何成為畫家的謬思。

對克里斯蒂娜.奧爾森而言,美國緬因州沿海小鎮庫欣(Cushing, Maine)的農場,就是她的世界。因為幼年時的ㄧ場病,她行動不便、終生無法行走,註定要在家族代代居住的偏僻農場度過餘生……已屆中年的她,與畫家安德魯.魏斯因緣相識,因此成為志同道合的好友,更敞開心胸與其談論她的家庭與艱難的日常生活,也訴說魏斯如何描繪她家族的農場、並成為畫作《克里斯蒂娜的世界》的主角。

二十多年來,克里斯蒂娜都是魏斯畫作的靈感來源,《克里斯蒂娜的世界》更成為美國重要藝術作品之ㄧ,她從此凝結在那一刻。本書不僅描繪這位被迫放棄一切、行動受限的敏感女性、藉她之眼捕捉美國農場景色的簡約之美,也勾勒藝術家與謬思如何造就不朽的藝術瑰寶,藉中年的克里斯蒂娜回憶過去與家族歷史,帶領我們進入她的世界,是虛實融合的回憶錄,也是屬於克里斯蒂娜的精彩畫布。

"Later he told me that he’d been afraid to show me the painting. He thought I wouldn’t like the way he portrayed me: dragging myself across the field, fingers clutching dirt, my legs twisted behind. The arid moonscape of wheatgrass and timothy. That dilapidated house in the distance, looming up like a secret that won’t stay hidden."

To Christina Olson, the entire world was her family’s remote farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. Born in the home her family had lived in for generations, and increasingly incapacitated by illness, Christina seemed destined for a small life. Instead, for more than twenty years, she was host and inspiration for the artist Andrew Wyeth, and became the subject of one of the best known American paintings of the twentieth century.

As she did in her beloved smash bestseller Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline interweaves fact and fiction in a powerful novel that illuminates a little-known part of America’s history. Bringing into focus the flesh-and-blood woman behind the portrait, she vividly imagines the life of a woman with a complicated relationship to her family and her past, and a special bond with one of our greatest modern artists.

Told in evocative and lucid prose, A Piece of the World is a story about the burdens and blessings of family history, and how artist and muse can come together to forge a new and timeless legacy.








詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681416274001
ISBN 13 /9780062663764
ISBN 10 /0062663763
EAN /9780062663764

頁數384
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文
成份


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