By Sena Jeter Naslund
New York occasions bestselling writer Sena Jeter Naslund explores the creative strategies and lives of artistic girls in her groundbreaking literary opus The Fountain of St. James courtroom; or Portrait of the Artist as an outdated Woman.
Sena Jeter Naslund's inspiring novel-within-a-novel depicts the lives of either a fictional modern author and a historical painter whose works now dangle within the nice museums of Europe and America.
The tale opens in the dark beside a fantastically illumined fountain of Venus emerging from the Sea. Kathryn Callaghan has simply comprehensive her novel approximately painter Élisabeth Vigée-LeBrun, a survivor of the French Revolution hated for her sympathetic pictures of Marie Antoinette. Though nonetheless haunted via the tale she has written, Kathryn needs to depart the eighteenth-century ecu global she has researched and made shiny on the way to go back to her personal lifestyles as an American in 2012.
Naslund's spellbinding new novel provides the reader with another model of The Artist: a lady of age who has created for herself, opposed to huge, immense odds, a satisfying lifetime of completely learned achievement.