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The Love-Artist: A Novel
The Love-Artist: A Novel by Jane Alison 0312420064 9780312420062
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The Love-Artist: A Novel by Jane Alison

Why was Ovid, the most popular poet of his day, banished from Rome? Why do only two lines survive of his play Medea, reputedly his most passionate, most accomplished work? Between the known details of Ovid?s life and these enigmas, Jane Alison has created a haunting drama of psychological manipulation, and an ingenious meditation on love, art and immortality. When Ovid encounters a woman who embodies the fictitious creations of his soon-to-be published Metamorphoses, he is enchanted, obsessed, and inspired. Part healer, part witch, she seems to be myth come to life, and Ovid lures her away from her home by the Black Sea to Rome. But the inexorable pull of ambition leads him to make a Faustian bargain with fate that will betray his newfound muse.

Author: Jane Alison

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 242

Publisher: Picador

Publication Date: 2002-04-06

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