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Title Life of David Hockney : a novel / Catherine Cusset ; translated from the French by Teresa Lavender Fagan.
Author Cusset, Catherine, 1963- author.
Publication New York : Other Press, [2019]
Description 181 pages ; 21 cm
Summary "With clear, vivid prose, this meticulously researched novel draws an intimate, moving portrait of the most famous living English painter. Born in 1937 in a small town in the north of England, David Hockney had to fight to become an artist. After leaving his home in Bradford for the Royal College of Art in London, his career flourished, but he continued to struggle with a sense of not belonging, because of his homosexuality, which had yet to be decriminalized, and his inclination for a figurative style of art not sufficiently "contemporary" to be valued. Trips to New York and California--where he would live for many years and paint his iconic swimming pools--introduced him to new scenes and new loves, beginning a journey that would take him through the fraught years of the AIDS epidemic. A compelling hybrid of novel and biography, Life of David Hockney offers an accessible overview of the painter who shook the world of art with a vitality and freedom that neither heartbreak nor illness nor loss could corrode"-- Provided by publisher.
Note "Originally published in 2018 as Vie de David Hockney: Roman by Éditions Gallimard, Paris."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Subject Hockney, David -- Fiction.
Painters -- England -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- 20th century -- Fiction.
California -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Gay fiction.
FICTION / Biographical.
Hockney, David. (OCoLC)fst00011718
Genre Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Biographical fiction.
Addl. Author Fagan, Teresa Lavender, translator.
Translation of: Cusset, Catherine, 1963- Vie de David Hockney.
Addl. Title Vie de David Hockney. English
Related To Online version: Cusset, Catherine, 1963- author. Life of David Hockney New York : Other Press, 2019 9781590519844 (DLC) 2018046618
ISBN 9781590519837 paperback
1590519833 paperback

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