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The Resource Portrait of an Unknown Lady

Portrait of an Unknown Lady

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Portrait of an Unknown Lady
Title
Portrait of an Unknown Lady
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Subject
Summary
A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice New York Times Notable author María Gainza, who dazzled critics with Optic Nerve, returns with the captivating story of an auction house employee on the trail of an enigmatic master forgerIn the Buenos Aires art world, a master forger has achieved legendary status. Rumored to be a woman, she specializes in canvases by the painter Mariette Lydis, a portraitist of Argentinean high society. But who is this absurdly gifted creator of counterfeits? What motivates her? And what is her link to the community of artists who congregate, night after night, in a strange establishment called the Hotel Melancólico? On the trail of this mysterious forger is our narrator, an art critic and auction house employee through whose hands counterfeit works have passed. As she begins to take on the role of art-world detective, adopting her own methods of deception and manipulation, she warns us “not to proceed in expectation of names, numbers or dates . . . My techniques are those of the impressionist.” Driven by obsession and full of subtle surprise, Portrait of an Unknown Lady is a highly seductive and enveloping meditation on what we mean by "authenticity" in art, and a captivating exploration of the gap between what is lived and what is told
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  • Gainza, Maria
  • Bunstead, Thomas
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Literature
  • Mystery
  • Fiction
Label
Portrait of an Unknown Lady
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:c204f0fd-f985-43cb-a80c-56fb60366a05
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781646220335
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Portrait of an Unknown Lady
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:c204f0fd-f985-43cb-a80c-56fb60366a05
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781646220335
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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