The Underpainter

The Underpainter

Book - 2011
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The memoir of an aging painter who spent his life hoarding other people's experiences which he absorbed into his art, but never gave anything in return, even to the woman who loved him. Heart of granite, or fear of happiness? He himself is unable to decide.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, 2011, c1997
ISBN: 9780771086243
Branch Call Number: URQUH
Characteristics: 340 p

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WVMLStaffPicks Dec 07, 2014

This Governor General’s Award winning novel is the life story of a successful mini-malist painter who is incapable of dealing with human emotions, and the tragedies of those close to him. A brilliant portrayal of artistic isolation, love and pain.

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NicoleBZ
Oct 28, 2011

Un autre livre plein de poésie. Un monde vu de l'intérieur par l'artiste.
Celui-ci est totalement absorbé par son art mais, ce faisant, il passe à côté de la vie. Il refuse de s'abandonner à ses émotions.
Un très beau livre malgré quelques longueurs.

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