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The Unknown Masterpiece (Paperback)
  • The Unknown Masterpiece (Paperback)
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Paperback Published: 01/05/2001
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One of Honore de Balzac's most celebrated tales, The Unknown Masterpiece is the story of a painter who, depending on one's perspective, is either an abject failure or a transcendental genius-or both. The story, which has served as an inspiration to artists as various as Cezanne, Henry James, Picasso, and New Wave director Jacques Rivette, is, in critic Dore Ashton's words, a "fable of modern art."

Publisher: The New York Review of Books, Inc
ISBN: 9780940322745

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