La Tour Dreams of the Wolf Girl

La Tour Dreams of the Wolf Girl Creat David Huddle am Books David Huddle Born July is an American multi genre writer His poems essays and short stories have a

La Tour Dreams of the Wolf Girl Creat David Huddle am Books David Huddle Born 11 July 1942 is an American multi genre writer His poems, essays, and short stories have appeared in Esquire, Harper s Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Story, The Autumn House Anthology of Poetry, and The Best American Short Stories His work has also been included in anthologies of writing about the Vietnam War.. In this absorbing novel, the award winning author David Huddle tells a provocative story involving the life of the mysterious painter Georges de La Tour and the echoes of his work across time An art history professor, Suzanne Nelson escapes her failing marriage by retreating into her research and the fertile world of her imagination La Tour s ability to create luminous pIn this absorbing novel, the award winning author David Huddle tells a provocative story involving the life of the mysterious painter Georges de La Tour and the echoes of his work across time An art history professor, Suzanne Nelson escapes her failing marriage by retreating into her research and the fertile world of her imagination La Tour s ability to create luminous portraits of peasants stood in sharp contrast to his aggression toward the poor, but little information about his life exists, and Suzanne finds herself filling in the details, trying to understand how a man capable of brutality could create such beauty Unwittingly looking to her own life and marriage, she invents La Tour s final painting sessions with a young model, a village girl When the girl modestly disrobes for the artist, he discovers a marking on her back that she is obviously unaware of By painting her, La Tour in effect reveals to the girl exactly who she is and who she is not Her reaction is at once astonishing and utterly warranted In Suzanne s mind, this encounter becomes a story of truth and lies, art and identity Deftly moving between the present and the seventeenth century, Huddle reveals the surprising repercussions of history and art in modern life In the process he asks the biggest questions How do we come to define who we are Which secrets must remain our own and which can we justify giving away LA TOUR DREAMS OF THE WOLF GIRL is both passionate and fascinating, a wonder of narrative invention and emotional depth.. A viral Ebook La Tour Dreams of the Wolf Girl David Huddle's work are hidden gems waiting to be found. I wish this amazing writer had more exposure. This novel is very Michael Ondajaateish- fragmented with time and space lingering about in the narrative. Suzanne Nelson is a talented professor who is an expert in La Tour. In order to escape thinking about her marriage with Jack about to end, she throws herself with gusto an imagined interaction with La Tour and the Wolf Girl, Vivienne, his muse. As she is enveloped deeper into this world, Jack has an affair with the buxom and sexy Elly, also another professor at the University of Vermont. What makes this novel a delight is the human interactions that Suzanne and Jack have with one another, juxtaposed with the friendship of Vivenne and La Tour in the past.

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  1. David Huddle Born 11 July 1942 is an American multi genre writer His poems, essays, and short stories have appeared in Esquire, Harper s Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Story, The Autumn House Anthology of Poetry, and The Best American Short Stories His work has also been included in anthologies of writing about the Vietnam War.

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  1. David Huddle s work are hidden gems waiting to be found I wish this amazing writer had exposure This novel is very Michael Ondajaateish fragmented with time and space lingering about in the narrative Suzanne Nelson is a talented professor who is an expert in La Tour In order to escape thinking about her marriage with Jack about to end, she throws herself with gusto an imagined interaction with La Tour and the Wolf Girl, Vivienne, his muse As she is enveloped deeper into this world, Jack has an [...]


  2. To judge by the author bio, Huddle is one of those writers of poetry and essays as well as fiction upon whom the literary establishment smiles This is far from necessarily a recommendation, and indeed about fifteen or twenty pages into this novel I was ready to throw it at the wall on the grounds of Stark Pretentiousness Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Luckily there wasn t a wall to hand and I persevered, because I ended up enjoying the book really quite a lot Prissy, fortyish Vermont art hist [...]


  3. Well, as an art historian this book made me want to vomit The books was well received by critics, but I wonder if they read it Let s just say that one of the characters has a patch of hair on her back and de La Tour calls it a Wolf Shoulder UGH Truth be told I am researching de La Tour for a master s thesis and I do know the limited bits of available info on the artist The author took great liberties in imagining what de La Tour was like I found it than a bit irreverent, but not in a cool Monty [...]


  4. I was very disappointed to discover that there was no such painting as described in the book But it did spur me to learn about the artist The description of the book here on is much interesting than the actual book itself I do agree with one reviewer however, that the main character in the modern story, Suzanne WAS interesting then we originally thought.


  5. What to think of this oneI guess there are supposed to be parallels to the two stories Both involve lying Is Suzanne supposed to be Vivienne I don t even know I do know that Elly is a horrible person Suzanne surprised me at the end.Overall this really did nothing for me.


  6. This book is about the bond that is created between strangers who have a love for the arts I think it written poorly, the vernacular is at times unnecessarily formal or the casual word choice doesn t fit the situation The stories in the book involve most of the characters throughout, but the content is lacking flavor, nothing interesting happens, or there is no offical end, it just stops, leaving you wondering what the point was In the beginning the story takes place in the mountains Suzanne, wi [...]


  7. I have to admit, I wanted to return this book to the library after reading the first couple of pages It seemed cliched at first, Suzanne s humble beginnings in Appalachia to her current life as an academic I continued to read it because I had a long train ride and nothing else to read I started to enjoy it because of the simplicity, however, I also dislike this book for the same reason There was something that was irritating me about this book and I couldn t put my finger on it until the middle, [...]


  8. Having to prepare to do a presentation on Georges de la Tour, I decided to read this Known to be a scoundrel, the 1500 s artist, La Tour propositions a family to allow him to paint portraits of their beautiful young daughter He is a deranged and perverted old man All of the story is fictitious and other than his large pack of dogs, nothing else in the story could be verified in any historical research Flash forward to modern day where an art history professor immerses herself in the study of LaT [...]


  9. A fantasy involving the painter Georges de la Tour 1593 1652 , as imagined by a character named Suzanne who withdraws from her marriage to a guy named Jack who is portrayed as oafish in his jollity and who is anyway involved extramaritally with a lady named Elly Suzanne barricades herself in her private room and thinks about La Tour, somewhat, although considered solely in terms of word count she s thinking much about the complex relationships she s had throughout her life Although the plot isn [...]


  10. The plot of La Tour Dreams of the Wolf Girl switches back and forth between the story of a present day art history professor in Vermont and the artist George La Tour in 17th century France The art history professor, Suzanne, is writing a paper on La Tour and focuses most of her energy on one of La Tour s paintings Suzanne imagines the story behind the painting a love affair between La Tour and the Wolf Girl.A good, relatively quick readI hope to read of Huddle s work in the future.


  11. I liked the title sometimes I pick up books in the library based on their titles Unfortunately, I cannot say much without spoiling the book What I found intriguing about this read is the author s uncanny ability to set a scene, complete with characters reactions, thoughts, and desires It was a quick read, mostly because I found it so interesting It is a very realistic and touching portrayal of intimate relationships.


  12. Second reading I was struck by the dense interlayering of secrets, lies and the occasional truth, so artfully woven in a multi century story The extended scene describing the Beethoven String Quartet rehearsal is a marvele that, indeed, is how wonderful music works.




  13. I m conflicted about rating this book I liked Huddle s writing, but I never really got sucked into the story Perhaps I couldn t connect to the characters.





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