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The Fountain of St. James Court, Or, Portrait of the Artist As an Old Woman

By Sena Jeter Naslund

New York Times bestselling author Sena Jeter Naslund explores the artistic processes and lives of creative women in her groundbreaking literary opus The Fountain of St. James Court; or Portrait of the Artist as an Old Woman.

Sena Jeter Naslund's inspiring novel-within-a-novel depicts the lives of both a fictional contemporary writer and a historic painter whose works now hang in the great museums of Europe and America.

The story opens at midnight beside a beautifully illumined fountain of Venus Rising from the Sea. Kathryn Callaghan has just finished her novel about painter Élisabeth Vigée-LeBrun, a survivor of the French Revolution hated for her sympathetic portraits of Marie Antoinette. Though still haunted by the story she has written, Kathryn must leave the eighteenth-century European world she has researched and made vivid in order to return to her own life as an American in 2012.

Naslund's spellbinding new novel presents the reader with an alternate version of The Artist: a woman of age who has created for herself, against enormous odds, a fulfilling life of thoroughly realized achievement.


Format: Book
Author: Naslund, Sena Jeter
Summary: Kathryn Callaghan has just finished her novel about painter Élisabeth Vigée-LeBrun, a survivor of the French Revolution hated for her sympathetic portraits of Marie Antoinette. Though still haunted by the story she has written, Kathryn must leave the eighteenth-century European world she has researched and made vivid in order to return to her own life as an American in 2012. Despite being separated by time, place, and culture, Katheryn and Élisabeth possess similar gifts and burdens; each will be called up and tested.
Title: The fountain of St. James Court, or, Portrait of the artist as an old woman / Sena Jeter Naslund.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : William Morrow, an inprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2013]
Subject: Authors -- Fiction Women novelists -- Fiction Women artists -- France -- 18th century -- Fiction. London (England) -- Fiction
Isbn: 9780061579325 (hbk.) 0061579327 (hbk.)
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System Items Available: 4
System Items Total: 7
Call Number: F Naslund
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Bib Id: 452155

Format: Book
Author: Naslund, Sena Jeter
Summary: "From the critically acclaimed bestselling author of Ahab's Wife, Four Spirits, and Abundance comes a new novel, The Fountain of St. James court or Portrait of the artist as an old woman."-- Provided by publisher.
Summary: Kathryn Callaghan has just finished her novel about painter Élisabeth Vigée-LeBrun, a survivor of the French Revolution hated for her sympathetic portraits of Marie Antoinette. Though still haunted by the story she has written, Kathryn must leave the eighteenth-century European world she has researched and made vivid in order to return to her own life as an American in 2012. Despite being separated by time, place, and culture, Katheryn and Élisabeth possess similar gifts and burdens; each will be called up and tested.
Title: The fountain of St. James Court, or, Portrait of the artist as an old woman / Sena Jeter Naslund.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : William Morrow, an inprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2013]
Description: 434 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Authors -- Fiction
Subjects: Women novelists -- Fiction
Subjects: Women artists -- France -- 18th century -- Fiction.
Subjects: London (England) -- Fiction
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Other Title: Fountain of St. James Court
Other Title: Portrait of the artist as an old woman
Other Title: Fountain of Saint James Court
LCCN: 2013033186
ISBN: 9780061579325 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0061579327 (hbk.)
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Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 7
Call Number: F Naslund