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Giant's Bread by Mary Westmacott
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Giant's Bread (1930)

by Mary Westmacott

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Not sure that the writing rises to the heights but the story is fascinating, how the giant of genius, working through an essentially weak young man, grinds the bones of heredity, envrionment and sex/love to make the bread of a brilliant work of art (i.e. fee, fie, fo, fum...I'll grind his bones to make my bread) Helps if you have some knowledge of early 20th century arts and history - some of the more ridiculous sounding art in this book is taken from reality e.g. Tatlin's monument to the 3rd international - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatlin's_Tower An ambitious work chock full of ideas! ( )
  Figgles | Apr 11, 2009 |
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Westmacott, Maryprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hakulinen, RiittaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pennanen, EilaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0006499457, Paperback)

A newly reissued edition of Agatha Christie,s 'Mary Westmacott, novel, a Crime of the Heart novel about a soldier who returns from the grave. Vernon Deyre is a sensitive and brilliant musician, even a genius. But there is a high price to be paid for his talent, especially by his family and the two women in his life. His sheltered childhood in the home he loves has not prepared Vernon for the harsh reality of his adult years, and in order to write the great masterpiece of his life, he has to make a crucial decision with no time left to count the cost...

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Vernon Deyre is a sensitive and brilliant musician, even a genius. But there is always a high price to be paid for his talent, especially by his family and the two women in his life. His sheltered childhood in the home he loves has not prepared Vernon for the harsh reality of his adult years, and in order to write the great masterpiece of his life, he has to make a crucial decision with no time left to count the cost.… (more)

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