Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Six top fictional books about art

Tessa Hadley's new novel is Late in the Day.

One of the author's six favorite examinations of art in fiction, as shared at The Week magazine:
Life Class by Pat Barker (2008).

Pat Barker's second trilogy about the First World War begins with this novel about three young artists at London's Slade School of Fine Art, one destined to become a medic in Belgium. She offers none of the usual clichés about the war; her research is impeccable but doesn't feel like research. The story feels fresh and unexpected as life itself.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue