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Optic nerve
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Contributors:
Bunstead, Thomas, translator.
Published:
New York : Catapult, 2019.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
193 pages ; 23 cm
Status:
Lafayette General Fiction
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FICTION GAINZA, M.
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Description

"Whenever I'm in survival mode I find myself magnetised by museums and galleries, like people running for air raid shelters in wartime." The narrator of Optic Nerve is an Argentinian woman whose obsession is art. The story of her life is the story of the paintings, and painters, who matter to her. Her intimate, digressive voice guides us through a gallery of moments that have touched her. In these pages, El Greco visits the Sistine Chapel and is appalled by Michelangelo's bodies. The mystery of Rothko's refusal to finish murals for the Seagram Building in New York is blended with the story of a hospital in which a prostitute walks the halls while the narrator's husband receives chemotherapy. Episodes in art history interact with the narrator's life in Buenos Aires--her family and work; her loves and losses; her infatuations and disappointments. The effect is of a character refracted by environment, composed by the canvases she studies.

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Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Gainza, M., & Bunstead, T. (2019). Optic nerve. New York, Catapult.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Gainza, María, 1975- and Thomas, Bunstead. 2019. Optic Nerve. New York, Catapult.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Gainza, María, 1975- and Thomas, Bunstead, Optic Nerve. New York, Catapult, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Gainza, María and Thomas Bunstead. Optic Nerve. New York, Catapult, 2019.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781948226165

Notes

General Note
Originally published in 2014 in Spanish as El nervio òptico.
Description
"Whenever I'm in survival mode I find myself magnetised by museums and galleries, like people running for air raid shelters in wartime." The narrator of Optic Nerve is an Argentinian woman whose obsession is art. The story of her life is the story of the paintings, and painters, who matter to her. Her intimate, digressive voice guides us through a gallery of moments that have touched her. In these pages, El Greco visits the Sistine Chapel and is appalled by Michelangelo's bodies. The mystery of Rothko's refusal to finish murals for the Seagram Building in New York is blended with the story of a hospital in which a prostitute walks the halls while the narrator's husband receives chemotherapy. Episodes in art history interact with the narrator's life in Buenos Aires--her family and work; her loves and losses; her infatuations and disappointments. The effect is of a character refracted by environment, composed by the canvases she studies.
Language
Translated from Spanish.