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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One of the most interesting leads is the discovery that Goya had a stormy homosexual affair.

Preview — Saturn by Jacek Dehnel. 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. While quirky in places, this novel entertained me in a way few do. January Buy online. The story is built around 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 they scattered in all directions, in seconds the body had turned to dust, all the ribbons and flounces too, and from then on the place was known as Disappointment Street. The book interweaves first person diary-style accounts from each of the three men; the embittered Francisco, the other-worldly and confused Javier and the scheming Mariano. Saturn will appeal to readers of historical novels and anyone interested in Goya, his work and art in general. On the surface his poetry is ostentatiously old-world, but he often mixes the past with the present for example: 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.


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 Valley of the Fallen. Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis.

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A Manuscript of Ashes. Paperbackpages. And he gives it to that little brat. Each of the paintings features as an illustration within the book. He has published four volumes of his own poetry which has been widely translated, including into English. Lists with This Book. By Night in Chile. Komora, Ljalja [Lala], trans. Description aturn is a fictionalised version of the personal life of the great Spanish Painter Goya. The Color of Summer. Saturn is also the universal tale of an artist, occasionally shifting into an essay about art.

Jacek Dehnel geeft in zijn nawoord zelf aan dat hij de helft van deze roman in slechts een maand tijd heeft geschreven – moet dit een vergoelijking zijn voor het povere resultaat? How to write a great review.

AZJ rated it it was amazing May 10, Books by Jacek Dehnel. Looking for beautiful books? Return to Book Page. There are plenty of riddles of this kind here, and Dehnel does not offer any straightforward thoughts or diagnoses: He works also for an internet literary portal Nieszuflada Dehnel has translated poetry of such poets as Osip Mandelshtam, W.


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By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. The title story stands as a sort of introduction to Lalawhile in others the writer presents a whole gallery of various intriguing figures, including a would-be priest, who helps to paint a whorehouse and ends up becoming a lover to one of its employees.

Als lezer vind je de vondst van de auteur nooit briljant als zijn werk je bladzijdenlang teleurstelt. Niekoniecznie Papierowe rated it liked it Jun 13, January 5, Imprint: Kalligram, Saturn [Saturn], trans.

The book includes a number of literary descriptions of paintings which interrupt the narrative, on the one hand acting as a counterpoint, while on the other providing comment on the events occurring within the story. Salani, Il quadro nero [Saturn], trans.

Sensational portrait of Francisco de Goya and his toxic relationship with his son. To view it, click here. This extraordinary old woman clearly fascinates her grandson, enchanting him with colorful stories from their family history, and those of the European intelligentsia. Please review your cart. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: O symbo – Ojciec, syn i wnuk: